Sun-Times: 60-Year-Old Man Found Shot To Death In Melrose Park

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Monday, April 25, 2016 || Originally Published: Chicago Sun-Times || By Jordan Owen

A 60-year-old man was found shot to death Monday morning [April 25, 2016] in west suburban Melrose Park.

Officers responding to a well-being check at 6:14 a.m. in the 1300 block of Armitage Street found a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, according to a statement from the Village of Melrose Park.

Juan Charo of Stone Park was taken to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, where he was pronounced dead at 6:43 a.m., according to authorities.

Circumstances of the shooting remain unknown as of Monday afternoon. Melrose Park police and the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the death as a homicide. VFP

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In honor of the late Lennel Grace, a tireless Maywood advocate for clean paths, sidewalks and streets, attend this year’s annual Illinois Prairie Path Cleanup, Saturday, April 30, 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., starting at 11th Avenue and Prairie Path, in Maywood. RSVP JoAnn Murphy, so she can plan accordingly.

Operation Uplift to host April 30 reunion kickoff/fundraiser, in lieu of annual luncheon

West TownOperation Uplift, the Maywood nonprofit that operates the West Town Museum of Cultural History and hosts an annual Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon, has announced that it will be hosting a reunion kickoff to help support and bring awareness to its daily services in lieu of a luncheon this year.

“Please help us continue to provide more cultural awareness to our local community, stimulate individual growth,  community pride, and educate the Proviso Township area about the collections of art, artifacts and significant historical materials we hold within our doors,” according to a recent release put out by the organization.

The reunion kickoff activities will include educational tours, an African attire fashion show, live entertainment and food.

It will take place on Saturday, April 30, from 1 PM to 4 PM, at Operation Uplift/West Town Museum, 104 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood.

Donations or pledges of any amount are greatly appreciated. Those who give via checks should make them payable to: Operation Uplift, Inc.

For more information please call Jeri Stenson at 708-289-4955 or email VFP

One thought on “Sun-Times: 60-Year-Old Man Found Shot To Death In Melrose Park”

  1. I don’t care about Facebook ……I don’t care about Twitter ….
    I don’t have them; I don’t want them ……
    I consider them an intrusion on my privacy.
    The Village Free is important to me, HERE!
    I really want to know more about Juan Charo …. AND I want to
    learn about him and `it’ it ON LINE <—–<
    He was lovely to me; I hurt to hear that he has been killed.
    I want to hear more about him …. and about the police investigation!

    Sigurd Larsen
    P.S. I don't want this emphasis on Facebook and Twitter ….!

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