‘Could be anybody’s baby’: Mother of student shot in Lincoln Park armed robbery says he’s improving

CHICAGO — The mom of the person shot at shut vary throughout an armed robbery in Lincoln Park advised WGN News Friday her son is improving, however it should be an extended street to recovery.

Dakotah Earley, 23, a culinary student from Georgia, moved as much as Chicago final November.

Earley was close to Webster and Wayne Avenue when a person stepped out from behind a constructing, pointed a gun at him, and demanded his cellphone round 3 a.m. on May 6. A wrestle ensued and Earley was robbed after which shot thrice at shut vary in the again and head.

It was all caught in video footage his mom known as “the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen.”

“It was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen, and I think in the last couple of years we’ve seen a lot on video tapes and cell phones and things like that and this was the worst thing,” mom Joy Dobbs mentioned.

Dobbs advised WGN News she warned Earley to be cautious when he moved right here for culinary faculty resulting from his innocence and the violent crime rate.

“He’s just a big old kid at heart and doesn’t really see bad things and bad people,” Dobbs mentioned.

Earley’s household has been documenting his enhancements on GoFundMe. On Friday, they wrote that the 23-year-old was removed off life assist and respiration on his personal. It lately went over $100,000 for his recovery.

Earley was scheduled Friday for surgical procedure on his jaw and a re-examination of his leg. While he’s off life assist, medical doctors advised household his recovery will be an extended haul.

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