A 56-year-old man died this morning after he was found shot in the head at his home, police said.
Police were called to the 12200 block of South Aberdeen Street at a 7:41 a.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
When police arrived at the home, police found that the man had sustained a gunshot wound to his head, Mirabelli said.
The man died from his injuries and police have launched a homicide investigation, Mirabelli said.
The victim was identified as Carl Pate, of the 12200 block of South Aberdeen, and he was believed to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Pate had served stints in prison and jail in connection with several criminal convictions since the mid-1990s, including in a 2007 drug conviction.
Preliminary information indicated that the man may have been shot as a result of a drug debt, Mirabelli said.
The man had been previously shot in front of his home on Aug. 22 but survived, Mirabelli said. The man was found with a gunshot wound to his side at about 4:45 a.m. after he was involved in an argument with another person.
The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he underwent surgery at the time, police said.
Police believe that earlier shooting was also a result of a drug debt, Mirabelli said.
In 2004, Pate was sentenced to 14 years in prison in a 2001 firebombing in Harvey, according to news accounts at the time and court records. He was one of four people indicted after what police said was a pattern of harassment of a family that included a number of firebombings over nine months, including one in April 2001 that resulted in Pate's arrest. Pate's term in prison was reduced to 12 years on appeal, according to court records.
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