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Arrest Made In Murder of Policeman, CHA Officer

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 30, 2010 5:00PM

2010_11_30_herring.jpg A 19-year-old parolee wearing an electronic ankle monitoring device was arrested in connections with last week's shooting deaths of Chicago policeman Michael Flisk and CHA officer Stephen Peters. Timothy Herring, Jr. was released on parole in April after a 2007 conviction for armed robbery. Herring was also sent to jail in July after testing positive for marijuana.

Police allege that Herring returned to Peters's garage, which he had robbed hours before the murders of Peters and Flisk, to collect stolen parts from Peters's Mustang, heard Flisk say he found a solid fingerprint to run, panicked and killed the two. In announcing the arrest, Police Superintendent Jody Weis thanked the cops who massed on the South Side to assist in the investigation. "All of Chicago owes them a debt of gratitude as they helped get a killer off the streets," Weis said.

Herring is also alleged to have tried to kill another man over the summer. Also arrested in connection with the Flisk and Peters murders is Timothy Willis. Willis is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and helping Herring cover up the murders.