Retired correctional officer dies after brutal Hazel Crest beating, robbery

HAZEL CREST, Ill. (WLS) -- A retired Illinois Department of Correction officer who was beaten and robbed in Hazel Crest last week has died.

According to police, Keith Chamble, 62, was attacked as he got out of his car in his driveway near 168th Street and Orchard Ridge between 8 and 9 p.m. last Wednesday, February 6. Police believe two suspects beat and robbed Chamble before taking his car, wallet and phone.

Chamble's daughter later found him inside his home just after 1 a.m.

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The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has confirmed Chamble's death.

"For someone to do this to him, while he protected all those human beings is disheartening and heartbreaking," said Shanae Cross, goddaughter.

Chamble's family said home surveillance video captured the beating, and they're pushing police release it to the public.

"For us it's important to get those pictures out there because the public would know who this is, you can identify people," Cross said. "It shows him being attacked, it shows them beating him pretty bad, he fell to the ground."

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Chamble's car has been found, but police are still looking for suspects. Cross is convinced her godfather's attackers live in the area.

"We want justice, and we know somebody knows something. Our biggest key is the people,t he people in this town know something. It is a small town," she said.
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