CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL — The death of a Chicago Heights man last month has been ruled a homicide by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, officials said.

According to police, officers received a 9-1-1 call about a battery victim at a home on the 200 block of Plymouth Drive. When they arrived, police said 61-year-old Jerry Coleman was outside the home complaining of neck and back pain.

Chicago Heights Police Chief Tom Rogers said paramedics arrived at the scene and took Coleman to Franciscan Health Hospital. Five days later, Coleman was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

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The coroner’s log reports that Coleman died on April 28 from “complications of cervical spine injuries.” Officials said the injuries were caused by assault.

Rogers said Chicago Heights detectives determined the April 23 incident was domestically related and identified a person interested in Coleman’s death.

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Anyone with further information on the incident is asked to contact Chicago
Heights Detective Division at 708-756-6422.

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