Thursday, October 27, 2011
David Blake, 45
Chicago police this evening identified an off-duty Chicago police officer found dead in his black SUV after being shot several times as a decorated 15-year veteran of the department, David Blake. The shooting occurred around 6:30 p.m. on November 22nd. An autopsy found that Blake had died from several gunshot wounds. Blake's gun and wallet were found inside the SUV that was parked at 2952 West Seipp Street, leading investigators to believe robbery was not a motive. The SUV's windows were closed and the shots were apparently fired from inside the car. Blake also was found with a cigarette in his mouth. It was not known what Blake was doing in the neighborhood, which is made up of single-family homes. He did not live nearby.