Raymond Leuser, who has been a police officer with the Indian Head Park Police Department for more than 20 years, shot his son multiple times because of a dispute over vodka, prosecutors said in court Thursday.
Chicago police say officers responded to a 911 call from the home in the 6200 block of South Nashville on Tuesday around 2:30 am.
Prosecutors say the 48-year-old suburban police sergeant exited his home with his hands raised.
Inside police found Leuser’s 22-year-old son suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
According to prosecutors Leuser had purchased pizza, popcorn and vodka the night before and that his son drank three cups of the vodka and then replaced it with water.
When the victim encountered his father in the kitchen - prosecutors say Leuser let out a loud scream and opened fire with a .45 caliber handgun - striking his son in both shoulders, leg and abdomen.
Neighbors say the incident is unusal in the quiet neighborhood populated by numerous police officers and firefighters.
The victim was taken in critical condition to advocate christ hospital and has a bullet lodged in his pelvis. Prosecutors say he will need multiple surgeries.
His father is now charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated battery and illegal discharge of a firearm.
The judge denied bond for Leuser Thursday afternoon. If convicted of the charges he could face up to life in prison.