A young Chicago off-duty police officer was gunned down in a parked car on Saturday in what police are describing as race-related revenge.
The man was looking for a Hispanic person to attack after a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant, the city’s police chief said Monday.
‘I guess he settled for the first Hispanic he saw,’ Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
Murder charges have been filed in the weekend slaying of John Rivera.
The 23-year-old was repeatedly shot while sitting in a car with friends, including his girlfriend, after visiting a pizza bar early Saturday in Chicago’s River North area.
The alleged gunman, Menelik Jackson, 24, of South Holland, is charged with first degree murder, along with Jovan Battle, 32, of Chicago. They were scheduled to appear in court Monday. It wasn’t known if they have lawyers yet who could comment.
Battle was a co-conspirator, police said.
A second man remains in critical condition after being shot in the chest and arm.
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Source: Daily Mail