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Chicago Police Officer Luis Huesca Shot and Killed During Carjacking

Officer Luis Huesca was killed by carjackers.

Crowds gather to honor fallen Chicago Police Officer Luis Huesca.

Officer Luis Huesca. Credit CPD

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot outside his home in Gage Park coming home from work. Scanner audio captures the moment police find out an officer was down.

Officer Luis Huesca was killed this Sunday morning on his way back home following a shift.

He was still in uniform when he was shot – with his gun and badge stolen, along with his personal vehicle. The suspects are still at large.

He was on the force for six years. Roughly 30 gunshots were fired during the attack, and it’s unclear whether Huesca returned fire, according to law enforcement sources.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Statement

“We are deeply mourning the death of Officer Luis M. Huesca of the 5th District/Priority Response Team following an act of unconscionable gun violence in our city. No family or community should ever have to suffer such pain.

I met with Officer Huesca’s mother and uncle this morning and assured them that they have the full support of my administration as they deal with this unspeakable loss. Our city is grieving, and our condolences go out to their entire family as well as Luis’ fellow officers and community.

My Office of Community Safety, in collaboration with Supt. Larry Snelling and the Chicago Police Department, is committed to putting every resource available toward apprehending anyone involved in this morning’s shooting and bringing them to justice. As the investigation continues, we will provide immediate updates as they become available.”

Source: CBS Chicago

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