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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting Chicago resident Peter Fabbri near Millennium Park after sister’s relentless chase

September 27, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting Chicago resident Peter Fabbri near Millennium  Park after sister’s relentless chase

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Sister’s fearless pursuit helps lead to arrest of suspect in fatal shooting of Peter Fabbri

A father of two in Chicago, identified as Peter Fabbri died Saturday night after he was shot in the head during a street dispute near Millennium Park on Saturday night as he was walking home from a wine-tasting event with his girlfriend and sister.

The victim’s sister, Shelly Fabbri fearlessly pursued the shooter as he attempted to flee after he shot her 54-year-old brother on Saturday night during a heated exchange about politics in Chicago.

She was attacked as she tried to close in on the man when he shoved a child off a bike and endeavored to escape. However, he was later apprehended by police.

“He threw one of his children off their bike, I chased him through the street, tried to hold the bike down, his girlfriend comes and punched me and ripped my shirt,” Fabbri said in an interview with ABC7.

Shelly Fabbri showed no fear after she chased the gunman as he tried to escape shooting her brother

Shelly Fabbri showed no fear after she chased the gunman as he tried to escape shooting her brother

She continued: “I wind up on the ground and another security guard came to help me and call the police, and my brother is on the ground unconscious going to the hospital now.”

Law enforcement officials noted on Monday morning that they were interviewing a man who was taken into custody after Saturday’s shooting.

Authorities announced that the altercation started as a verbal exchange but soon turned physical, tragically ending with the man being shot in the head.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was placed on life support. However, he was already brain-dead, and his loved ones had to watch the painful moment the plug was pulled.

Peter Fabbri, 54, was fatally shot in the head and the stomach while he was walking back from a wine tasting event with his sister and girlfriend

Peter Fabbri, 54, was fatally shot in the head and the stomach while he was walking back from a wine tasting event with his sister and girlfriend, pictured here hours before his death

The family of Peter Fabbri started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for his cremation costs.

His nephew wrote: “While in downtown Chicago last night doing a wine tasting with my mother and his girlfriend it is sad to say that my Uncle, Peter Fabbri was the victim of another act of gun violence.”

“Uncle Pete was shot three times, once in the head and twice in the stomach. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition and was put on life support. He did pass last night,” he added.

Fabbri was reportedly the 51st person to be shot and killed in Chicago this month alone.

Since the beginning of the year, 498 individuals have been shot and killed in Chicago, which has seen a huge surge in gun violence.

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