Police look for suspect in Chicago officer’s death

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Chicago police and community volunteers spent Saturday passing out fliers in the neighborhood where an officer and another man were shot to death.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and community volunteers spent Saturday passing out fliers in the neighborhood where an officer and another man were shot to death. Evidence technician Michael Flisk, 46, was killed Friday while processing a burglary scene at a garage on the city’s Southeast Side, the second officer shot dead in a week. The fliers had large print saying: "Information Needed $10,000 Reward." The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. Flisk has four children and three of his siblings are in the Chicago police department. His sister-in-law, Gina Flisk, said all the family can do now is hope for more information. "It’s surreal," Gina Flisk said. "Even when I was told, it didn’t resonate. He was the one who kind of smoothed everything over with everybody. He wasn’t the oldest, but he was the one who kind of took care of making everybody happy." The Chicago Tribune reports family members identified the other victim as 44-year-old Stephen Peters. Peters was a retired officer for the Chicago Housing Authority and had a wife and three sons. Peters’ wife, Djana Peters, told the Chicago Sun-Times she doesn’t "understand why someone would do this to him. Everyone adores him." Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis on Friday promised to "squeeze that neighborhood" to find the people who shot the men. Police said Saturday that no one was in custody. On Monday, 45-year-old SWAT team member David Blake was found dead in his sport utility vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Blake was a 15-year police veteran and had received dozens of departmental awards. His death was ruled a homicide, and Weis has asked for the public’s help in finding the shooter. Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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