A 14-year-old boy who was shot while attempting to rob a retired Cook County Sheriff’s officer died from his injuries Wednesday.
The boy, Corey Mason, was among three males who attempted to rob an unnamed retired police officer on April 28, according to CBS.
The man, 60, was walking to his vehicle when the men accosted him, one of whom held a gun to his back. The other two demanded that he hand over his wallet and other belongings.
CHICAGO MAN ROBBED, SHOT THREE TIMES IN LINCOLN PARK
A witness who saw the incident and spoke to CBS said the retired officer shot one of the robbers in the head and the other two fled.
“We got off the bus – that’s when we were walking,” the woman told CBS. “We noticed these gentlemen were robbing this man, because he was taking his wallet and stuff out his pocket.”
CHICAGO MAN TURNS HIMSELF IN AFTER FATALLY SHOOTING WIFE IN TARGET PARKING LOT, POLICE SAY
“The man turned to shoot at him, and the sheriff got off a couple of rounds at him, and the next thing we know, the young man was laying on the ground,” the woman added.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS
The victim’s wife then called police and the retired cop stood over Mason while police arrived. Mason was then taken to the hospital, where he would die six days later.
The retired officer was distraught after the shooting, and more so when he discovered how young the boy he shot was according to CBS.
Send tips to Anders.Hagstrom@Fox.com, or on Twitter: @Hagstrom_Anders