A 19-year-old parolee has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and a former Chicago Housing Authority cop, who were killed following a Friday burglary on the South Side.
Timothy Herring Jr., of the 8100 block of South Manistee, could face the death penalty if convicted, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Flisk, an evidence technician and 19-year veteran with the department, responded to the 8100 block of South Burnham Avenue Friday after former CHA officer Stephen Peters called police. Peters, 44, reported that his GT Mustang had been stolen. Flisk was discussing the burglary with Peters in the alley when a gunman approached and fatally shot both men.