Marrio ‘Rio’ Battles of Hillside found lying on the ground with fatal gunshots wounds in Austin

Marrio “Rio” Battles, a west suburban resident, was found shot to death early Saturday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The 39-year-old Battles was found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to the head at 5:02 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Waller, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Battles, a resident of Hillside, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:40 a.m., authorities said.

An autopsy Sunday found he died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

No one was in custody as of Tuesday.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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