Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of CPD officer Luis Huesca

The suspect wanted in connection with last month’s fatal shooting of off-duty Chicago police officer Luis Huesca was taken into custody Wednesday, according to an alderman and a police source familiar with the investigation.

A Cook County judge last week issued an arrest warrant charging Xavier Tate, 22, with murder in the April 21 killing of CPD officer Luis Huesca, 30, near Huesca’s home in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Ald. Brian Hopkins, 2nd, chairman of the City Council’s public safety committee, told the Tribune that Tate was taken into custody Wednesday in DuPage County. A CPD source familiar with the investigation confirmed Tate’s arrest. Spokespersons for the police department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Huesca, a six-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was shot multiple times on the 3100 block of West 56th Street while off-duty but in uniform early April 21. His car was taken at the scene of the shooting, and his gun was also stolen but later recovered. Chicago Police later ruled that he died in the line of duty.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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