A police officer of Hispanic origin is shot dead in Chicago: what is known about the case?  – The opinion

A police officer of Hispanic origin is shot dead in Chicago: what is known about the case? – The opinion



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Authorities reported that A Chicago police officer was shot and killed while driving home from work over the weekend.which has provoked a great investigation to find the motive for the events.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson identified the officer of Hispanic origin like Luis Huesca, 30 years oldwho was found shot in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood early Sunday morning.

“We are deeply mourning the death of Officer Luis M. Huesca of the Priority Response Team/District 5 following an act of excessive gun violence in our city. “No family or community should ever suffer such pain,” Johnson said in a statement.

What is known about the homicide of officer Luis Huesca?

Police said in a statement that officers responded to a “shots detected” alert at 2:53 a.m. in the 5500 block of South Kedzie Avenue.

When they toured the area, Responding officers found Officer Huesca, who was off-duty, with gunshot wounds in the 3100 block of West 56th Street.

He was rushed to the University of Chicago Hospital, but died shortly after, according to NBC 5 Chicago.

Huesca was on his way home after finishing his shift when he was shot. Authorities said he was in uniform and that his vehicle was apparently stolen after the shooting.

According to the authorities, Police are investigating the circumstances of the shooting, including whether the incident began as a carjacking.

“What we do know is that the officer’s vehicle was taken, but to get to the full reason for what happened we need more information and the detective division is working on that,” Police Superintendent Larry Snelling said.

The ATF and Cook County Sheriff’s Office are assisting in the investigation.

Who was the Huesca officer?

Huesca worked in the department’s District 5 and was a six-year veteran of the force. He was just two days shy of his 31st birthday when he was murdered on Sunday.

Snelling told reporters that Huesca was “just a great officer, a great human being,” according to NBC.

“We really need to keep the family, his mother, in our prayers. “They are senseless, senseless crimes that have claimed the lives of members of our community, today one of our officers,” he stated.

“There are people who are brazen and cowardly in the way they live their days and carry out these violent acts against decent, hard-working people in this city,” the superintendent continued. “We’re just trying to live their lives the right way.”

Mayor Brandon Johnson said he met with Huesca’s mother and uncle Sunday morning to assure them they have “the full support of my administration as they face this unspeakable loss.”

“Our city is grieving and our deepest condolences go out to his entire family, as well as to Luis’ fellow officers and the community,” the mayor said.

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