Murder Suspect in Chicago Cop’s Killing Denied Bond

Xavier Tate Remains in Jail Awaiting Trial

A judge denied pretrial release on Friday for 22-year-old Xavier L. Tate Jr., the man accused of murdering an off-duty Chicago police officer.

Charges and Alleged Crime

Tate is facing charges of first-degree murder, aggravated vehicular hijacking, and possession of a stolen firearm in connection with the April 21st shooting of Officer Luis M. Huesca. Prosecutors allege Tate shot Huesca ten times.

Investigation Leads to Arrest

Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Antoinette Ursitti revealed during a press conference on Friday that video evidence played a crucial role in identifying Tate. Investigators reviewed footage from over 90 locations following Officer Huesca’s death.

Arrest and Legal Proceedings

Tate was apprehended on Wednesday evening by a joint effort of the Chicago Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. A Cook County judge had issued an arrest warrant for Tate a week prior.

Remembering Officer Huesca

Officer Huesca, 30 years old, was shot multiple times shortly before 3 am on April 21st in the city’s Southwest Side. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Although in uniform, Superintendent Larry Snelling has stated Officer Huesca was wearing civilian attire over his uniform, as is standard practice for off-duty officers.