CHICAGO — Chicago police have announced charges against the 18-year-old man accused of shooting and killing Officer Andrés Vásquez Lasso.

Steven Montano, 18, is charged with murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated discharge of a firearm near a school, interfering with reporting domestic violence and one count of assault, according to the Chicago Police Department.

Montano was shot in the head by Vásquez Lasso and taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Vásquez Lasso, 32, was investigating a domestic-related call around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 5200 block of South Spaulding when police said Montano shot him.

Vásquez Lasso was shot multiple times, CPD Supt. David Brown said.

He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he later died.

“This young officer, who had five years with the department, had a bright future ahead of him and this is something that no family should have to face,” Brown said.

In an incident last summer, Montano and two others were arrested after running from a vehicle that was believed to be involved in a shooting in the city’s Little Village neighborhood. 

The State’s Attorney’s Office Felony Review rejected charges against the 18-year-old, and a misdemeanor charge against him for resisting arrest was later dropped.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said, based on his age and lack of criminal history, he was offered an alternative to traditional prosecution. The office said he completed 25 hours of community service and that is why the misdemeanor charge was dismissed.

Vásquez Lasso lived about two miles away from where he was shot, according to the medical examiner’s office.