Killed – Elijah Johnson (Chicago, IL)

Elijah Johnson

A 50-year-old was killed in a Thursday night home invasion on the West Side.

Two men knocked on the door of a residence in the 1600 block of South Central Park Avenue looking for a girl inside about 8:15 p.m., police said.

Elijah Johnson, 50, answered the door and got into a fight when the two men tried to force their way inside, authorities said.

Police said one of the men then shot Johnson in the chest before they ran away.

Johnson, of the 400 block of Stonewater Lane in Oswego, died at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Even after his athletes competed, the track meet was far from over for Aurora Flyers long jump coach Elijah Johnson.

Johnson was known for helping opposing athletes and offering technical advice to competitors, Flyers head coach Tom Boatright said.

Johnson, 50, was fatally shot about 8:15 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1600 block of South Central Park Avenue, authorities said. Johnson, of Oswego, answered the front door of a West Side home and two men attempted to force their way inside to see a girl.

A fight ensued, and one of the men shot Johnson in the chest, authorities said. He died a short time later at Mount Sinai Hospital.


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