CPMF recognizes police officers who responded to 86-year-old's homicide in Auburn Gresham

Charles Hobson, 86, was shot and killed during a carjacking last September.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
CPD officers honored for investigating Auburn Gresham homicide
Chicago Police Memorial Foundation honored Chicago police officers that investigated the shooting death of 86-year-old Charles Hobson.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A dozen Chicago police officers were honored with Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's Officer of the Month award.

CPMF honored officers during a ceremony on Thursday at the Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union.

Recipients included officers who responded and investigated the September shooting death of Charles Hobson, 86, of Auburn Gresham.

The 86-year-old was shot and killed during a carjacking on Sept. 23 in the 8100-block of South Throop Street on the South Side.

Loved ones said the deadly shooting happened right outside of Hobson's home.

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder, and a 16-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and possessing a stolen vehicle, CPD said.

Watch the full ceremony of CPMF honoring Chicago police officers.

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