CHICAGO (CBS) – A week after being shot during a robbery in Lincoln Park, Dakotah Earley, 23, is no longer on life support, according to the family’s GoFundMe.
The recent update says he is now breathing on his own and has been chatting a bit – telling his brother he misses him.
“Sometimes when he speaks it’s not clear because of his jaw, but we’re so happy he can speak and will speak again. His jaw surgery has been postponed several times and she’s back again. scheduled for this evening. We pray the operation is going well and it can finally be done.”
The family said there was no final decision on whether to amputate her leg, but hope she will be saved.
Earley wasaround 3 a.m. on May 6 when one of the two robbers emerged from hiding and pointed a gun at him. After giving the offender his bag, Earley grabbed the gun and both fell to the ground as they struggled for the gun. He was shot three times when thieves asked him for the password to his mobile phone.
A source told CBS 2 that police located the suspect’s vehicle.
No arrests were made.