Man killed in apparent home invasion on Southwest Side identified

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CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a Southwest Side home this afternoon.

Police say they were called to the home at 84th and Springfield at about 4:30 p.m..

They found a 32-year-old man dead on the floor of the kitchen.  He had a gunshot wound to his head.

He was a truck driver who wanted to work for the police department.

On Wednesday, the victim was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner as Arian J. Smith.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether this was a robbery or home invasion.


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