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updated: 3/24/2014 2:08 PM

Elgin man's death in January home invasion ruled a homicide

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The January death of a 45-year-old man injured in what police believe was a targeted home invasion in Elgin was ruled a homicide, officials said Monday morning.

Carmelo Maldonado died from injuries sustained Jan. 7, coupled with a previous medical condition, Elgin Police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault said Monday in a news release. The Kane County Coroner's office notified Elgin police on Friday, he said.

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A coroner's official said the case isn't completed and no further information can be released at this time.

Elgin police were called at about 7 a.m. Jan. 7 to the 300 block of Ryerson Avenue, and found Maldonado and another resident of the home, a 52-year-old man, who said several unknown offenders had forcibly entered the home and attacked them, Theriault said.

Both victims were transported to area hospitals for their injuries. Maldonado died Jan. 24; the second victim was released after several days in the hospital.

Detectives from the Elgin's major investigations division interviewed both victims, and believe it was a targeted attack.

The investigation is ongoing and the police are asking anyone with any information for this incident to contact the Major Investigation Division at (847) 289-2646.

Additionally, individuals can provide anonymous tips or information via the crime line at 847-695-4195 or texting 847411 and including ELGINPD in the beginning of the text, along with the message and/or tip information.

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