Joshua David Brooks charged with beating, killing his foster mother, Dorothy McGee

Joshua David Brooks / photo from Chicago Police

Joshua David Brooks / photo from Chicago Police

Joshua David Brooks has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Dorothy McGee after a domestic incident in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Brooks, 21, was arguing with McGee, who was his foster mother, about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of East 46th Street, according to a statement from police News Affairs.

The argument became physical and Brooks pushed the 58-year-old McGee to the ground and began hitting her in the face, police said.

McGee then suffered a cardiac event during the incident, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

McGee, who lived on the block where the incident took place, died at University of Chicago Medical Center at 4:56 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Thursday determined McGee died of heart disease, with diabetes, obesity and stress due to an altercation listed as contributing factors, according to the medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Brooks ran away from the scene, but was soon arrested at a neighbor’s apartment, according to police.

He was charged with three counts of murder and a single count of unlawful restraint, police said.

Brooks, also of the 400 block of East 46th Street, is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday, police said

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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