Retired Chicago police officer murdered in Arkansas

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Robert Dean Penny

BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. (WLS) -- A former Chicago police officer was shot and killed in Arkansas, where he had retired.

Chester Hornowski, 71, was murdered on Dec. 5, at a boarding home that he ran, according to the Baxter County Sheriff's Department. Police said that Hornowski was discussing a noise complaint with a tenant when he was shot multiple times.

FILE: Chester Hornowski, circa 1986. Courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Robert Dean Penny, 59, is charged with one count of first degree murder, one count of aggravated assault, and one count of felony criminal mischief. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Hornowski joined the Chicago police around 1970 and served for over 30 years.