Cuauhtemoc Estrada, Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy, Shot And Killed While Coming To Family’s Aid

Officials say they have multiple suspects in custody after a Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed Friday night trying to stop an armed robbery in suburban Chicago.

Police and family say Cuauhtemoc Estrada was at a family holiday party at a Bellwood, Ill. VFW when he reportedly saw two men in ski masks trying to rob his daughter and her boyfriend at gunpoint in the parking lot around 7:30 p.m., the Tribune reports.

Estrada, 50, reached for his gun and was shot in the chest. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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