CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after her husband, also a Chicago officer, was fatally shot this week during a struggle in their home.

Jacqueline Villasenor, 39, was charged with one felony count of involuntary manslaughter and was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.

Chicago police said Villasenor was off-duty and arguing with her husband Tuesday evening in their Northwest Side home when one of them took out a gun and they began fighting over it.

The domestic incident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. inside a home on the 8500 block of W Winona, in a neighborhood on the east side of O'Hare International Airport.[1]

During the struggle, the 44-year-old husband suffered a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

The man's name has not been released by the police department or the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Wednesday in a statement that the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.

"Last night, we lost a member of our Chicago Police Department family. An off-duty officer was killed in a tragic shooting incident at his home," Brown said, asking for prayers for the officer's loved ones.

Notes & References

  1. Chicago Journal. “Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shot in Domestic Incident near O'hare.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, November 3, 2021. ↩︎