Police released video of the suspect wanted in connection with Officer Luis Huesca’s shooting

Officer Luis M. Huesca was gunned down early Sunday in Gage Park while traveling home from work. Police are seeking the community’s assistance in locating a guy wanted in the case.

Monday, Chicago Police made available surveillance video that they claim identifies a guy they are looking for in connection with Huesca’s, 30, murder.

After responding to ShotSpotter gunfire detections just before 3 a.m. Sunday near 55th Street and South Kedzie Avenue, police later discovered Huesca with gunshot wounds in the 3100 block of West 56th Street.

Police released video of the suspect wanted in connection with Officer Luis Huesca's shooting

The cop was sent to the University of Chicago Hospital, where his injuries claimed his life.

Huesca had left work and was headed home. Police Supt. Larry Snelling stated Sunday that he was dressed in his uniform but had something “covered it up.”

Snelling stated Huesca had several gunshot wounds and his automobile had been stolen. Huesca, a six-year veteran of the police force, was a member of the 5th District Priority Response Team and was only two days away from turning 31.

“We need more information to get to the whole motive of what happened, and the detective division is working on that,” Snelling said.

“He was just a great officer, great human being, and his family is dealing with a lot right now,” Snelling said at the news conference. Huesca was “working extremely hard out there to keep people safe and to keep communities intact. And the kind of crime the officer was fighting to keep people safe in this city claimed him as a victim today.

Police released a video of a guy carrying a bag and wearing glasses entering a convenience shop and striking up a conversation with the clerk. The man is shown in a second video entering another convenience shop while wearing a silver jacket.

According to authorities issued a community advisory, the individual should be regarded as armed and dangerous. Area One Detective Division can be reached at (312) 747-8380 or anonymous tips can be left at cpdtip.com.

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