According to new reports, a similar weapon was stolen from Jason Hudson’s house three months ago. Before that, the weapon had been stolen from a man in Michigan. Police are still exploring all motives of the killings, whether it was a domestic dispute and if it was gang related.
Police also are investigating whether the weapon had once belonged to Hudson’s slain brother, Jason. He allegedly owned an identical gun that he thought was stolen from the family’s Englewood home a few months ago, according to law-enforcement sources and several neighbors.
Police immediately suspected it was the gun used in the killings because the unfired bullets matched the make and model of shell casings found at the Hudson family home, where the two other victims were slain, sources said.
William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister Julia, remains in custody after being questioned in the case, but he has not been charged in the slayings.
Jason Hudson was shot in the leg several months ago in Gary but refused to seek medical attention, friends and family members said. The wound limited his mobility and forced him to use a cane to walk.
“He had a troubled path,” said his second cousin Joe Buckner. “He was trying to get his life figured out.”
A public memorial service will be held for the family tomorrow in Chicago. On Monday, a private service will be held for family only. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.