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Multiple suspects are in custody in connection with the shooting death of a veteran Cook County Sheriff’s officer who was killed while trying to stop a robbery involving his daughter.

Cuauhtemoc Estrada was hosting a family holiday party at the VFW hall in Bellwood Friday night.

He went outside and saw his daughter and her boyfriend being held up at gunpoint.

Estrada tried to intervene and grabbed his gun but he was shot in the chest.

Investigators say the two suspects were identified from surveillance video.

Charges are expected to be filed soon.

Estrada was a retired Marine and a 20 year veteran with the Cook County sheriff’s police.

Filed in: News


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