Veterans seek murder charges in death of National Guard soldier Chrys Carvajal

Illinois military veterans are asking Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to press charges in the case of Illinois National Guard Private Chrys Carvajal.

Carvajal, 19, was shot dead last summer as he left a July 4th party in Chicago’s uptown Brighton Park neighborhood.

Police arrested someone, but Foxx’s office dismissed a murder charge, saying the evidence was “insufficient”.

On Saturday, veterans gathered at an American Legion post with Carvajal’s family to ask Foxx to review the case.

“Think of the irony of a young man who went to boot camp to train to fight to defend our country only to be killed here in a war that is taking place in the city of Chicago,” Ald said. . Gilbert Villegas (36th).

Villegas said tackling the gun violence pandemic in Chicago must be a team effort involving everyone from community members to elected officials.

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