3rd Man charged in 2011 death of Chicago Police Officer

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A third man has been charged in the 2011 killing of Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis.

25-year-old Alexander Villa is charged with first-degree murder of a peace officer, aggravated battery and armed robbery with a firearm.

Officer Lewis was fatally shot during an attempted robbery, while working as a security guard at a convenience store in 2011.

Along with Edgardo Colon and Tyrone Clay, both arrested Jan. 7, 2012, he is charged with killing Officer Clifton Lewis on Dec. 29, 2011 during a botched convenience store robbery in the 1200 block of North Austin Avenue, police said.

Lewis, a tactical officer assigned to the Austin District, was working in the store that evening while off-duty, police said. In his eight years with the Chicago Police Department, he won 81 awards, including 70 honorable mentions and four department commendations, according to a CPD news release issued Friday.

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  • Jake

    This wasn't a robbery this was personal. Their was something else going on between the shooters and the officer.Plus nothing was taken from the store.Witnesses said when the event happen the guys came inside and their was a argument between the officer and the shooters.I believe the officer was a part time drug dealer.This is chicago all credability goes out the window we have crooks on both sides of the law we even have crooks that legislate law.

  • bobhamiltonchicago

    Great Police work by the Chicago Police Department once again. Most people understand that thugs like these are not ever going to be normal humans and they need to be killed as soon as possible. I know those words may seem a bit too blunt for some, but there is no sense in using softer words for these defects. Happy Thanksgiving!