A 78-year-old man robbed at gunpoint and beaten up last month has died, authorities said.
J.W. Moore, who lived near 102nd Street and Bensley Avenue, was attacked about 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 10 in an armed robbery near his home, authorities said. Moore's family told the Tribune last month that he was doing well.
But Moore later was admitted to hospice care and the Cook County medical examiner's office today was notified of his death, according to the office. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday to determine his cause of death.
The victim had stepped out for a walk Dec. 10 and was thrown to the ground and robbed at gunpoint in the South Deering neighborhood, according to police and his daughter’s fiance.
Dalvin Rayford, 18, of the 2500 block of East 72nd Place, was charged with armed robbery in the attack, police said.
The fiance told the Tribune at the time that the victim was injured and was recovering at his home the day after the attack.
“He did have some damage to his head, ribs, and his knee area,’’ the fiance said at the time. “He was definitely a little distraught.’’
The victim stepped out for a walk Dec. 10 about 2:45 p.m. when the assailant, who police identified as Rayford, threw him to the ground while pointing a gun at his face and demanded money, according to a police report.
Rayford went through the 78-year-old’s pockets and took an unknown amount of cash and a set of keys before fleeing into an alley where police spotted him shortly afterward, the report said.
Rayford was arrested at 3:08 p.m. in the 10200 block of South Yates Boulevard, just a block west of where the robbery took place, police said.
Officers searching the area for evidence found two black hooded sweatshirts, two black gloves, and a loaded gun hidden in tall weeds in a back yard in the 10200 block of South Oglesby Avenue, the report said.
Although Rayford initially was charged with just armed robbery and ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail, he was indicted and appeared in court today on additional charges including unlawful restraint, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated battery, according to court records. He pleaded not guilty before Cook County Bridgeview Branch Court Judge Neil Linehan.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun