Monday, July 15, 2013

Chicago Lawn Man Charged With Murder in June 13th Hit-and-Run on 73rd Street

Updated at 6:01 p.m. Monday, July 15 by the Cook County Sheriff's Office:

BEDFORD PARK, IL – An investigation by Bedford Park Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, and the South Suburban
Jose Gasco Garcia
Major Crimes Task Force has led to the arrest of a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run that occurred last month, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Acting on a tip, investigators identified Jose Gasco Garcia as being involved in a hit-and-run that occurred about 10:15 p.m. June 13 in the 5800 block of 73rd Street in Bedford Park.

Garcia, 28, of Chicago was arrested Saturday at his home in the 6300 block of South Francisco Avenue, by Chicago Police on warrant for attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery.

The victim, a man in his 30s, died Saturday, and Garcia subsequently was charged with first degree murder.

Garcia is scheduled to appear in Bond Court tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

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Updated at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 by the Cook County Sheriff's Office:

The offender is described as a Hispanic man,  5'6,” and 150 pounds with short hair. (sketch below)

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Original post from June 14:

Released a short time ago by the Cook County Sheriff's Office:

BEDFORD PARK, IL -- The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force and the Bedford Park Police Department are seeking the public’s help in
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee (stock photo)
locating an older model, dark gray Jeep Grand Cherokee with front end damage that was involved in a hit-and-run at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday in the 5800 block of west 73
rd Street that has left a man in his 30s
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (stock photo)
in critical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bedford Park Police Department at 708-458-3388.

More information from NBC 5 Chicago:

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  1. God bless this man and his family. Someone reading this knows something please call Bedford Park police department to bring these heartless criminals to JUSTICE!!

  2. Wow, that police sketch is uncanny

  3. I worked with Charlie and he was a great guy always greeting us and he was very freindly. I'm super devasted at what happened.