Arkansas man fatally shot while asking for directions in Chicago


by Chris Patterson

Chicago, IL (WGN/ CLTV) -- Questions remain in the fatal shooting of an Arkansas man who stopped to ask for directions early Thursday morning.

Police say the victim and another man were lost around 4 a.m. Thursday.

They approached a stranger near the Dan Ryan Expressway and asked for help. The stranger they approached somehow hopped in their car, pulled a gun, and robbed the men and made off with $400.

Before escaping, the gunman turned around and shot 55-year-old Robert Franklin in the back four times.

Police then say, Franklin's friend behind the wheel drove until he found a hospital ending up at Cook County Hospital on the West Side. There, Franklin was pronounced dead.

Police continue to investigate.

And autopsy for Franklin is scheduled for Friday.