Arkansas man fatally shot while asking for directions in Chicago

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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.

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