Man found shot dead in McKinley Park neighborhood

Rosemary Sobol, Chicago Tribune

The death of a 21-year-old man whose body was found on a Southwest Side street after a traffic crash was ruled a homicide, officials said.

Officers were called to the 3400 block of South Archer Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday for a call of a wreck and after a citizen who was driving by saw a man’s body lying in the street, police said.

A private snowplow truck was parked in the middle of the street, diverting traffic away from the man, who appeared to suffer trauma to the top of his head and two small cuts over his left eyebrow and right hand, police said.

Chicago Fire Department paramedics pronounced him dead and he was taken to Stroger Hospital.

An autopsy Thursday determined Jean Carlo Cobian died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Cobian’s death was ruled a homicide.

No reports of shots fired had been received and Area One detectives are investigating.