Cicero Police Department Announces the Arrest of Marco A. Jimenez in Connection with the Murder of Juan Garcia

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The Cicero Police Department announces the arrest of 24 year old Marco A. Jimenez, of Berwyn, IL for First Degree Murder in the killing of 60 year old Juan Garcia, of Cicero, IL. On March 7, 2023, at approximately 8:54 am, an Officer overheard gunshots in the area of 6000 West 21st Pl (L-Strip). Subsequently, responding officers located the victim Garcia in a vehicle parked along the 21st pl (L-Strip). Garcia suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced deceased. An extensive investigation by Cicero Police Detectives, assisted by the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (WESTAF), identified Jimenez as a person of interest. As a result of our investigation, Jimenez was taken into custody on March 10, 2023. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and approved one count of First Degree Murder (Class M Felony). On March 13, 2023, Jimenez was denied bond and is being held at the Cook County Jail. All other inquiries should be referred to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. “This incident was a targeted event and we have clearly determined there is no threat to the community,” stated Superintendent of Police Thomas P. Boyle. “The gathering and review of extensive evidence, in this case, was critical in identifying Jimenez as the perpetrator of this crime. Special thanks also to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, and Metra Police Departments for their assistance.” Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The suspect and victim were distantly related.

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