Gresham shooting: Man ID'd after found fatally shot after residential fire, Chicago police say

Man shot in head, CPD said
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 49-year-old man found dead after a fire in Chicago's South Side Gresham neighborhood early Wednesday morning had been shot in the head, Chicago police said.

CPD initially said the man was found on the first floor of a home after a fire in the 7900-block of South Elizabeth Street about 12:45 a.m. He was pronounced deceased on the scene, and no other injuries were reported.

Chicago police later said further investigation revealed the man had been shot in the head.

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The man has been identified as Jermaine Waterman, according to the Cook County Medical examiner.

Area Two detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide.

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