Pizza delivery driver Abylbek Yzabekov fatally shot during attempted robbery

A pizza delivery driver was fatally shot in the head during an attempted robbery on the Northwest Side early Monday.

Abylbek Yzabekov, 31, was delivering a pizza in the 5400 block of North East River Road when two males walked up to the car and announced a robbery about 12:20 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

One of the robbers then shot Yzabekov in the head, authorities said.

Yzabekov, who lived on the block, died at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Yzabekov’s friend was with him when the gunfire erupted, but he was not injured, authorities said.

The suspects ran off after the shooting without any money, police said. Nobody has been charged for the murder.

Area North detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

blog comments powered by Disqus