Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

It’s been three days since retired Chicago FD Lt. Dwain Williams was killed in a shootout with three armed suspects in Morgan Park. Police believe his death was the result of an attempt to steal his Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The number of flowers continues to grow at a memorial and the amount of money being offered for any information that leads to an arrest in the case is growing, too. It’s now reached $34,000.

Adding $10,000 to the pot Sunday, the organization “I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot” has announced it has also hired an attorney to file a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of certain vehicles, Jeeps among them, which in recent months have increasingly become the target of would-be thieves and carjackers armed with programming devices that can remote start a vehicle without the key fob.

And while police said there is no evidence to confirm that Williams’ killers were attempting to engage in that kind of high-tech theft, they do say it’s been an increasing problem over the last year, which might partly explain the dramatic increase in this type of crime.

Anyone with information that might lead to an arrest in Williams’ murder can submit a tip anonymously at CPDtip.com.

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