Man fatally shot while driving in Albany Park 10 days ago identified as Juan Carlos Olivarez of Carpentersville

A man who died after being shot 10 days ago in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side has been identified as Juan Carlos Olivarez.

The 43-year-old Olivarez was driving a van about 2:30 a.m. May 20 in the 4100 block of North St. Louis Avenue, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Someone opened fire from a passing vehicle, according to police, and he was struck in the back of the head. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he died at 3:45 p.m. the same day, authorities said.

Olivarez, who lived in northwest suburban Carpentersville, was a native of Santa Cruz Del Valle in Jalisco, Mexico.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses for the father of five and grandfather of two.

The creator of the page wrote of Olivarez: “He was never known to turn down a favor to those in need of help. He brought joy to all of his friends, family, and loved ones. He was known to bring laughter to any room he entered.”

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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