Chicago Sun-Times Wire
Chicago Police have released surveillance photos and are asking for the public’s help identifying a “person of interest” in a September shooting in the Morgan Park neighborhood that took the life of Timothy D. Lawrence.
About 12:40 a.m. Sept. 14, firefighters responded to a report of an explosion and fire at a single-story home in the 10800 block of South Morgan Street.
A 48-year-old man, identified as Lawrence, was found unresponsive at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.
The fire was extinguished at 1:22 a.m. and no one else was injured, fire officials said. Police said the fire was intentionally set.
On Sunday, detectives released photos of the person of interest captured on video on the front porch of the victim’s home before the murder.
The victim’s vehicle was also stolen after he was shot, police said. Investigators are trying to locate the 2004 black Buick LeSabre with license plate V617710.
Anyone with information about the person or the car is asked to call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8271.