BELLWOOD, Ill. An off-duty sheriff's deputy has been shot to death while trying to break up an armed robbery outside a family Christmas party in suburban Chicago. The Cook County Sheriff's Office tells The Associated Press that 50-year-old Cuauhtemoc Estrada was a former Marine who had been with the department for more than 20 years. He was shot last night at a VFW hall in Bellwood, about 13 miles from downtown Chicago.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.