Kevin Walker Found Guilty in Murder of Chicago Officer Alejandro ‘Alex’ Valadez

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
October 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Kevin Walker, 26, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday for the murder of Chicago police officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez in 2009, reports DNAInfo Chicago

Christorpher Harris is also being prosecuted. Harris and Walker were being tried together in the same courtroom, but had different juries. Another defendant in the case, Shawn Gaston, was convicted in 2011. He is serving 25 years.

Valadez, 27, was investigating gunfire when he was killed. The gunfire was being exchanged between gang members, when the officer was hit in the leg and head. After his death, tougher gun laws against gang members caught with weapons were passed. 

 

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.