Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot While Heading Home; Carjacking Suspected

Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot While Heading Home; Carjacking Suspected

In Chicago, Illinois, a sad event happened on Sunday when an off-duty police officer was shot and killed on his way home from work.

Law enforcement officials say that police quickly reacted to a report of gunshots in the Gage Park neighborhood around 3 a.m.

When they got there, they found a 30-year-old police officer named Luis M. Huesca who had been shot several times, according to the police and the mayor’s office.

NBC 5 Chicago claimed that the experienced department vet was taken quickly to the University of Chicago Hospital but did not make it.

It was also claimed that Huesca’s car had been stolen, but the police haven’t said for sure if the shooting was connected to the theft.

The police haven’t said what they think the crime was for and don’t have a suspect in jail right now.

The police chief showed his sadness by saying that it was yet another bad day for the city.

“The officer was a victim of the kind of crime he was fighting to keep people safe in this city,” said Larry Snelling, the city’s police chief. “It’s another sad day for the Chicago Police.”

He was almost 31 years old, and Snelling said that Huesca was still in uniform, but there was something over it, which is normal for police officers who aren’t on duty.

The specifics of the killing are still unknown. He said that the police probe is still in its early stages.

Huesca’s mom and uncle met with Mayor Brandon Johnson on Sunday morning to let them know that “my administration is fully behind them as they deal with this terrible loss.”

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