CHICAGO MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER
IN FATAL HIT-AND-RUN
Monday, July 15, 2013
—An investigation by Bedford Park Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, and the South Suburban 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.