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A Vietnam War veteran died after being beaten by carjackers in broad daylight in Chicago

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Carjacking Chicago : After being beaten by attempted carjackers in broad daylight, a Vietnam War veteran died of a heart attack in Chicago.

“[The assailants] attempted to steal his vehicle. When you took his life, you didn’t even get his automobile “Curtis Carlton, the victim’s son-in-law, remarked “It was two guys preying on a senior citizen,” says the narrator.

Keith Cooper, 73, died in the Hyde Park area at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday after two persons demanded his car as he did errands.

They then repeatedly hit him in the head, according to police, as witnesses intervened to stop the assault.

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“I’m just stunned. I’m still stunned since this is not how I expected my day to unfold “Kenika Carlton, Cooper’s daughter, said

His heart couldn’t handle the strain of the assault, according to his relatives, and he died of a heart attack at the hospital.

“He was like a second father. He was my father-in-law, but he was also a father figure to me “Curtis Carlton expressed his thoughts. “He was unrivalled. Keith was the best of the bunch.”

Cooper died only days before his 74th birthday, leaving behind a history of serving in the Marine Corps and surviving two combat tours in Vietnam.

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The office of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot did not respond to a request for comment on Cooper’s death right away.

Two suspects in the case have been apprehended and are being questioned by Chicago police.

The department did not immediately respond to a request for more information about the suspects from Fox News.

Carjackings in Chicago have surged in previous years, with a 135 percent increase in 2020 compared to 2019, from 603 to 1,416 carjackings.

The criminality has continued into 2021, with at least five carjackings reported in a single 24-hour period last month.

In January, Chicago police Supt. David Brown added 40 officers and four sergeants to a carjacking task group in response to the recent spike.

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