Cops trying to ID car used in River North murder

Chicago police released these images of a vehicle that was used in a homicide during riots on the 100 block of West Hubbard on May 30, 2020. | CPD

One month after protests against police brutality devolved into riots and looting across Chicago, authorities are starting to ask for help in solving some crimes that were committed during the uprising.

Later today, Chicago police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives will release images of people who set fire to CPD vehicles and other property late May and early June.

And Chicago cops have now released images of a car that may be connected to a murder that took place on a River North street during the first night of rioting. CPD also released this video of the car:

Police on Monday said the blue car was used by someone who shot and killed a 26-year-old man in the 100 block of West Hubbard around 11 p.m. on May 30. Detectives described the car as an older model four-door sedan with tinted windows and faded blue paint. It was last seen heading east on Hubbard Street, then south on Clark Street, police said.

Anyone with information about the vehicle can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744–8261 about case JD-247969.

Details of murder

CWBChicago reported on May 31 that a man was fatally shot and another was beaten with a handgun on the 100 block of West Hubbard during riots the night before. The two men were on the sidewalk when they became involved in an argument with a man who got out of the blue vehicle. The offender began beating one man with a handgun. He then fatally shot the other man in the chest, police said. After continuing to beat the first victim, he returned to the blue car and fled. The shooting victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Hubbard Street shooting was among five shootings in three hours on the evening of May 30 in River North and the Magnificent Mile. Five people were shot, two fatally, according to police records.

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