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Man convicted in '09 murder of Chicago cop

Chicago police officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, 27, was shot and killed on June 1, 2009, on the South Side.

Chicago police officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez, 27, was shot and killed on June 1, 2009, on the South Side.

 

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By Associated Press

A Cook County jury has convicted a 25-year-old man in the 2009 shooting death of a Chicago police officer.

Kevin Walker was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the killing of Alejandro "Alex" Valadez. Walker was being tried along with Christopher Harris in a double jury trial.

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Valadez's death inspired a new law, dubbed the "Valadez Law," which mandates prison time for gang members who are convicted of illegally possessing a gun.

The 27-year-old police officer was standing on a South Side street when authorities say Harris opened fire from a car driven by Walker. One bullet pierced Valadez's brain and another struck his leg.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that closing arguments in Harris' case are expected Wednesday.

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