Man dies following Fourth of July fight with roommate - New York News

Man dies following Fourth of July fight with roommate

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Alvaro Elizondo, 45. (Photo courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff's Office) Alvaro Elizondo, 45. (Photo courtesy of the Cook County Sheriff's Office)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A South Side man died Saturday, more than two weeks after he got into a fight with his roommate outside their South Side home.

Juan Zavala, 46, and his roommate Alvaro Elizondo, 45, got into a fight about 10 p.m. on July 4 on the street outside their home in the 4400 block of South Wolcott Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien said.

Police responded and found Zavala lying unconscious on the sidewalk, O'Brien said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he died Saturday at 8:56 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

An autopsy Sunday found Zavala died of complications of blunt head trauma, assault and cirrhosis of the liver and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office.

Elizondo returned home a short time after the fight and started threatening family members and pushed his 73-year-old mother, who refused medical attention, O'Brien said.

Elizondo was arrested and charged with felony domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery of a victim over 60.

He is being held at Cook County Jail on $500,000 bail, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office.

It is not yet known if Elizondo will face additional charges following Zavala's death.

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