28-year-old Ira Johnson dies two days after being found with gunshot wounds on sidewalk in Austin

Ira Johnson | family photo

Ira Johnson | family photo

On Friday night, Chicago Police found 28-year-old Ira Johnson lying on a sidewalk after being shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Two days later, he died.

About 11:55 p.m. Friday, officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 5800 block of West Ohio found Johnson on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Johnson, who lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 10:17 p.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

His sister, Larrie Johnson, said of her brother: “My brother was a family man, he wasn’t into the street life. Please, please, please, if anyone knows anything, please say something. We need justice.”

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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