Ironically, Kevin Ambrose didn’t want his friend to walk alone from the 47th Street train station by himself. So Tuesday night, the 19-year-old went to meet him, but ended up shot to death en route.
Police say Ambrose, who had just finished his first year at Columbia College Chicago, was shot in the back. His visiting friend, Michael Dye, said he saw Ambrose running near the train station and it wasn’t until he reached Ambrose that Dye realized his friend was shot and dying.
“I was the last person he saw and the last person he would talk to,” said Dye. “I’m still trying to process the fact that he’s gone.”
He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
Ambrose was a theater major at the college.
Police have no one in custody in the case.