Veteran, 73 — who survived two Vietnam tours with Marines — dies after carjackers repeatedly punch him in the head outside his favorite grocery store
July 15, 2021 Video at link
Veteran Keith Cooper loved his grandchildren, science fiction, jazz music — and was just a week away from his 74th birthday when horror struck him and his family, WLS-TV reported.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two suspects have been charged with a violent attempted carjacking that ended with the death of a Vietnam War veteran, Chicago police said Friday.
Police said an adult and a juvenile are responsible for the beating that led to Keith Cooper's death.
Frank Harris, 18, is charged with murder and vehicular hijacking and a 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder.
Both were arrested shortly after police said they tried to carjack the 73-year-old Cooper, a Vietnam veteran who stopped for groceries Wednesday in Hyde Park on his way to his daughter's house.
Police said the two suspects demanded Cooper's car then beat him. His daughter said the beating caused her father to have a heart attack and die.
Witnesses who fought the two suspects helped police track them down.
They never got away with Cooper's car, but police believe they are the ones who took his life. https://abc7chicago.com/2-charged-after-vietnam-vet-dies-in-hyde-park-carjacking-attempt/10891112/