Suspect Arrested For Truck Driver Fatal Shooting

Suspect Arrested For Truck Driver Fatal ShootingThe Associated Press is reporting that a 16-year-old has been arrested for the murder of a Canadian truck driver in Chicago. The suspect has been taken to the Cook County Jail and is being held without bail.

In the evening hours of October 9, 2012, Canadian truck driver Gary Clark, 39, was robbed and fatally shot in his truck at a vacant lot on the 5800 block of South Aberdeen Street in Chicago in the Englewood neighborhood.

“Police News Affairs said Clark was discovered in the cab of a semi truck parked between a house and the vacant lot. He was in the area visiting family, police said,” NBC Chicago reported.

Clark was shot in the hip area.  He was transported to the hospital where he died.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

Read more about Clark here.

Original story:

At 8:15 p.m., on Tuesday, a 39-year-old Canadian truck driver was robbed by three men who shot and murdered him.  Gary Clark  was parked between a house and a vacant lot on the 5800 block of South Aberdeen Street in Chicago in the Englewood neighborhood.

The details are not all clear at this time, but witnesses have reported that the three men approached Clark, who was sitting in his truck, and tried to rob him.  Seconds later, shots were fired.

Clarke’s brother Andrew Jackson told police that Clarke didn’t have any money but the men shot him anyway.

“Police News Affairs said Clark was discovered in the cab of a semi truck parked between a house and the vacant lot. He was in the area visiting family, police said,” NBC Chicago reported.

The Chicago Sun Times has reported Clark was parked near his brother’s home.

“He started crying out for Jesus,” said Jackson, 41. “When I heard him say (that), I knew something was wrong.” Jackson told the Chicago Tribune.

According to NBC Chicago, Clark was shot in the hip area and was transported to Stroger Hospital where he died.

At this time, suspect descriptions have not been released, but police are asking anyone who may have seen three men in the area of 58th and Aberdeen streets to call police.