Got ’em! Man accused of killing Chicago cop Luis Huesca is in custody, official says

Xavier Tate Jr. lies handcuffed on an apartment floor after being arrested on May 1, 2024. (Provided)

CHICAGO — Xavier Tate Jr, the man accused of killing Chicago Police Officer Luis Huesca ten days ago, is in custody. Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) announced the arrest on Twitter, saying Tate is “being returned to Chicago.”

Photographs shared with CWBChicago show Tate being escorted out of an apartment building in the 500 block of Gregory Avenue in Glendale Heights around 7 p.m. and seated in a law enforcement vehicle. A third image shows Tate lying next to a closet on a carpeted floor with his hands cuffed behind his back.

Chicago, state, and federal law enforcement officers have been following electronic clues, including phone pings, for days. Two sources said Tate spent some time out of state in the past ten days.

“They used Huesca’s handcuffs on the a**hole,” one relieved source said Wednesday night.

“We thank all of our law enforcement partners who assisted in the apprehension of this suspect as we work to bring justice to Officer Huesca and his family,” a CPD statement issued Wednesday night said.

This story is developing…

Photographs provided by two sources show Xavier Tate Jr being escorted from a Glendale Heights apartment building by law enforcement and seated in a police vehicle after his arrest on May 1, 2024. (Provided)

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