2 suspects in deadly Bridgeport carjacking released from custody

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CHICAGO — A retired police officer shot and killed a man who tried to carjack him in Bridgeport earlier this week.

On Friday, two suspects believed to have been with the carjacker at the time of the attack were released from custody. The Cook County State's Attorney opted not to file charges in the case.

The carjacking happened just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of South Shields. A 20-year-old man tried to carjack a retired police officer. That officer, a 71-year-old man who lives in the neighborhood, shot the suspect once in the upper body, killing him.

The state's attorney's office did not respond to requests for comment.


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