LOGAN SQUARE — A 58-year-old man was beaten to death in Logan Square Tuesday evening, according to Chicago Police.
The man was in the 2500 block of North Western Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when he got into an argument with another person, who then beat him with an object “multiple times,” police said.
The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he died Wednesday at 6:20 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Police didn’t immediately respond to a request seeking further information.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as William Rosenbaum.
According to the Tribune, Rosenbaum didn’t live in any one place and instead drifted between Chicago and the South.
The newspaper quoted Rosenbaum’s niece as saying, “He was a free spirit. He was a kindhearted person. He loved his sister to death, and he loved the road.”
Police are investigating the death as a homicide. No one is currently in custody.