Jurors see confession tape of accused cop killer

Shawn Gaston, on trial for the murder of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro Valadez, matter-of-factly said 'I did the shooting' in a 15-minute videotaped statement


By Rummana Hussain
Chicago Sun-Times

Accused cop killer Shawn Gaston admitted he pulled the trigger the morning Alejandro "Alex" Valadez was shot, a top Cook County prosecutor testified Tuesday.

Assistant State's Attorney Fabio Valentini said he never informed the South Side man a Chicago Police officer was hit in the June 1, 2009, shooting.

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