Chicago Cop Killer Suspect Was Freed Without Charges In Earlier Shooting

Crime scene tape blocks the parking lot outside of a Walmart following a mass shooting the night before in Chesapeake, Virginia on November 23, 2022. - A gunman killed at least six people at a Walmart store Tuesday just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the second mass shooting in the United States in four days. Police later identified the gunman as an employee at the store. (Photo by Bastien INZAURRALDE / AFP) (Photo by BASTIEN INZAURRALDE/AFP via Getty Images)
  • A Chicago police officer was killed in the line of duty Wednesday night.
  • The officer has been identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Andres Vasquez Lasso, 32.
  • He was shot and killed on Chicago’s Southwest Side in an exchange of gunfire.
  • It has now emerged that the suspect had been previously arrested for a prior shooting but prosecutors let him go without charge.
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