Police officer Lowell Houser, charged with fatal shooting of Jose Nieves, released from jail on his own recognizance

By STEFANO ESPOSITO Chicago Sun-Times The off-duty Chicago Police officer charged with murdering an unarmed man earlier this month also pulled a handgun on Jose Nieves last December, a Cook County prosecutor said during the officer’s bond hearing Thursday. And after Officer Lowell Houser shot and killed Nieves Jan. 2, he told a 911 dispatcher … Read more →

Chicago Police officer Lowell Houser charged with murder for Jan. 2 shooting of Jose Nieves during altercation on NW Side

By SAM CHARLES Chicago Sun-Times A veteran Chicago Police officer who fatally shot Jose Nieves on the Northwest Side earlier this year has been charged with first-degree murder. Lowell Houser, 57, was charged with murder on Wednesday. Houser, an officer assigned to the mass transit unit, fatally shot Nieves, who was unarmed, while off duty … Read more →

Lowell Houser

  • Arrested: Jan. 18, 2017
  • Age: 57
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Jan. 2, 2017 death of Jose Nieves.

Photo credit: Cook County State's Attorney's office