Man Shot to Death Trying to Stop Attacker From Sexually Assaulting His Niece in Burnside Home

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A man was killed Thursday after rushing to help his teenage niece who was being sexually assaulted in her bedroom in a Burnside home, authorities said. 

Around 9 p.m. a man entered the home in the 500 block of East 89th Place through a window and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl her in bedroom, police said. 

The girl’s uncle, a 66-year-old man, rushed to her aid after hearing her screams and was shot by the attacker in the head and back, according to police

The man was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The teen was taken to Trinity Hospital where her condition had stabilized, authorities said. 

Police said a “possible offender” who fled the scene was taken into custody by responding officers. Charges were pending, authorities said. 

Area South detectives were investigating. 

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