Jose Zavala-Hernandez- Illinois- 2020 May 23, 2020 0:44:42 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on May 23, 2020 0:44:42 GMT -5
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From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Police are searching for a man in connection with the death of a father who was fatally struck by a vehicle Wednesday in northwest suburban wheeling, an incident that police are investigating as a homicide.
Jose Fermin Zavala-Hernandez, 38, is considered a person of interest in the death of 32-year-old Carlos Maciel-Pulido, Wheeling police said in a statement.
Officers responded to reports of a crash about 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Equestrian Drive and found a Toyota SUV partially lodged into the front of a home, police said. No one inside the home was injured, but Maciel-Pulido was found near the scene of the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.
Autopsy results released Thursday confirmed he died of injuries from being struck by a vehicle and ruled his death a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Maciel-Pulido was a father of three who lived in a nearby apartment complex, police said.
Investigators believe Zavala-Hernandez had a “strong personal disagreement” with Maciel-Pulido stemming from a May 17 domestic violence incident, police said.
He was previously arrested for aggravated DUI, possession of a controlled substance and obstructing/resisting a peace officer by Arlington Heights police but was released on an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, police said.
Anyone with information was asked to call Wheeling police at 847-459-2636.
Thoughts? Based on Chicago local news coverage, Zavala-Hernandez was still wanted for questioning at least as of May 22nd, 2020.
It should be stressed this is not your usual hit-and-run case where a person hits someone unintentionally and simply doesn't stop which is bad enough, but according to the articles Maciel-Pulido was intentionally struck and killed, which no one deserves let alone an innocent father and family man.
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