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Chicago officer charged in death of husband, also an officer

November 5, 2021 GMT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after her husband, also a Chicago officer, was fatally shot this week during a struggle in their home.

Jacqueline Villasenor, 39, was charged with one felony count of involuntary manslaughter and was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.

Chicago police said Villasenor was off-duty and arguing with her husband Tuesday evening in their Northwest Side home when one of them took out a gun and they began fighting over it.

During the struggle, the 44-year-old husband suffered a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said in a brief statement.

The man’s name has not been released by the police department or the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Wednesday in a statement that the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.

“Last night, we lost a member of our Chicago Police Department family. An off-duty officer was killed in a tragic shooting incident at his home,” Brown said, asking for prayers for the officer’s loved ones.