Trial begins for 2 in Chicago cop's slaying

Kevin Walker and Christopher Harris are accused of killing Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez


Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Two men charged in the West Englewood slaying of a Chicago police officer in 2009 are scheduled to go on trial today.

Kevin Walker and Christopher Harris are accused of killing Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez as he responded to a report of shots fired in the 6000 block of South Hermitage Avenue, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez. (Chicago Police Department)
Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez. (Chicago Police Department)

A third defendent in the case, Shawn Gaston, is serving a 125-year prison sentence.

State's Attorney Anita Alvarez will serve as lead prosecutor during the trial, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

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