Two young men are now charged with the shooting death of 27-year-old Chicago Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez.
21-year-old Kevin Walker and 20-year-old Shawn Gaston each face three charges tonight:
First Degree Murder
First Degree Murder of a Peace Officer
According to Chicago Police, Gaston was the shooter and Walker was the driver.
Valadez was in plainclothes when he was shot in the head and leg about 12:15 Monday morning. Police say he and his partner were standing outside talking with someone when the shots were fired.
It's sad that not only did a 27-year-old officer die in this tragedy, but that two young "men" are now charged in that death.