Chicago Man, Cleared After 17 Years In Prison, Shot Dead In Robbery

By Lynette Holloway

Man wrongly imprisoned for 17 years shot dead on Near West Side: “The streets are so vicious”

— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) July 30, 2015

Three years ago, Chicago man Alprentiss Nash, 40, was freed from prison after serving 17 years for a crime he didn’t commit, reports the Chicago Tribune.

On Tuesday, he was fatally shot after a “failed” robbery attempt during “some sort of transaction.” The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said “Nash died of multiple gunshot wounds.” A suspect is in custody, the report says.

CBS News reports that Nash was convicted in the 1995 South Side murder of Leon Stroud based on witness testimony, and had proclaimed his innocence throughout.

From CBS News:

He was released in August 2012 after DNA tests on a ski mask recovered from the scene matched the genetic profile of another man.

Nash later received a certificate of innocence and a settlement of more than $200,000 from the state. A federal civil rights case pending against the city of Chicago and the police department will continue with Nash’s 22-year-old son serving as the plaintiff, said Zellner, who helped free the elder Nash.

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