Chicago police officers involved in Calumet City fatal shooting of man wanted for murder

A man wanted for murder in Chicago was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon after allegedly pulling a gun on police trying to arrest him inside a restaurant in suburban Calumet City.

Losardo Lucas, 55, allegedly pointed a pistol several times at the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force before two officers opened fire, striking him multiple times, Illinois State Police said in a statement.

Lucas was shot around 3:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of Sibley Boulevard, police said. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Police said they recovered two guns from Lucas.

Losardo Lucas | Chicago police

Two Chicago police officers were part of the task force, Chicago police said. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was conducting a use of force investigation.


One officer on the task force was taken to a hospital as a precaution, state police said.

In 2019, Chicago police said Lucas was a person of interest in a fatal beating. The victim, 43-year-old James D. Gerage, was found dead in a burning car in September 2016 in Pilsen. Court records show Lucas was never charged with the murder.

Lucas was also wanted for attempted murder in Calumet City and home invasion by the Cook County sheriff’s office, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

In 1985, Lucas was convicted in a separate Chicago murder and sentenced to 35 years in prison, according to court records.

Lucas’ latest arrest was in December 2016, when he was charged in Chicago with home invasion, armed robbery and kidnapping, court records show. He was released on bond and and later issued an arrest warrant in May 2018 after skipping a court date, the records show.

Shortly after Wednesday’s shooting, police taped off the Roc and Ro BBQ, where the shooting appeared to take place.

The Illinois State Police and U.S. Marshals Service will also conduct their own investigations.