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Suspect arrested in killing of CPD Officer Luis Huesca – NBC Chicago

Xavier Tate, suspect in the murder of Chicago police officer Luis Huesca, has been arrested in suburban Glendale Heights, authorities say.

Chicago police confirmed Tate’s arrest, working with several agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service.

“Xavier L. Tate Jr. was arrested this evening by members of the Chicago Police Department and the US Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Glendale Heights for the murder of CPD Officer Luis Huesca” , indicates the press release. “We thank all of our law enforcement partners who helped apprehend this suspect as we work to bring justice to Officer Huesca and his family.

“The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. We ask the people of this city to continue to support the Huesca family by keeping them in your prayers as they continue to mourn the loss of a beloved son, brother and uncle.” communicated.

Huesca’s family was also notified of the arrest, confirming the information to NBC Chicago’s Courtney Sisk.

According to court records, the 22-year-old is accused of using a .40-caliber handgun to fatally shoot Huesca, who was found with multiple gunshot wounds April 21 near his Gage Park home . Police discovered the co-worker, who had been shot in the face, after responding to a ShotSpotter alert at 2:53 a.m. near West 56th Street and South Kedzie Avenue, according to a police report.

Chicago police continued to search Saturday for the man responsible for the shooting death of Officer Luis Huesca, nearly a week after the officer was fatally shot. NBC Chicago’s Courtney Sisk reports.

Huesca was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center and was later pronounced dead from his injuries. A six-year veteran of the force, Huesca had just finished his tour of duty and was returning home in uniform when the shooting occurred. His Toyota SUV was stolen after the shooting, but was later recovered.

Court records show Tate, the suspect, was scheduled to appear in court earlier last week for an unrelated matter, but failed to appear. On April 22, a day after the deadly shooting, authorities released still images and video of a person of interest.

In an update Friday evening, Chicago police identified Tate as the individual in the previously released footage.

Previously, Caschous Tate, an alleged associate of Xavier Tate, was taken into custody in connection with this case. Prosecutors say members of the Great Lakes Regional Task Force and the Chicago Police Department’s investigative team went to a home near 108th Street and South Hale to talk to a woman about the murder .

Tate, they said, opened the door and told officers to wait because his girlfriend was naked in a back room.

Another officer then saw Caschous Tate go out the back window and use a lawn chair to throw an object over the fence. The object was Huesca’s gun, which prosecutors said had all but two digits on its serial number scratched off.

Near the lawn chair, prosecutors said, they found the magazine.

Tate is described as an associate of Tate, Jr., the man accused of Huesca’s murder.

Police said he could be seen on numerous surveillance videos from stores near the home in Gage Park, Huesca.

Chicago police have released a new video in an effort to identify the person responsible for the shooting death of CPD Officer Luis Huesca. (Credit: Chicago Police)

The FBI had put Tate Jr. on its most wanted list and released a poster describing him and noting a tattoo on the right side of his neck of the word “majesty” under a crown and additional tattoos on his chest and his body.

The Fraternal Order of Police and a number of other organizations have offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

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