Alan J. Kettina was arrested and charged with the shooting death of Mark Asber Niles: Mark Asber 22 was killed in a tragic incident at a Niles nightclub and Cook County Sheriff’s corrections officer Alan J. Kettina was arrested and charged with murder. The shooting happened early Sunday morning after a fight in the nightclub’s parking lot.
Kettina was seen parking his car before the shooting according to security footage. Asber got into Kettina’s Jeep after leaving the nightclub according to Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Ravin and they drove around for a few minutes before Asber got out. Asber was walking away when Kettina shot him in the back.
Kettina initially told police that he shot Asber as he turned his back despite knowing it was wrong. However, Kettina’s lawyers claim that Asber threatened and intimidated him and threatened to harm him and his family if he did not bring contraband into the Cook County Jail.
Identification of the Victim and Suspect
Police discovered Mark Asber the shooting victim with at least one gunshot wound in the parking lot of the nightclub at 8801 N. Milwaukee Ave. Despite life-saving measures, Asber died shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.
Asber was identified as a 22-year-old Niles resident from Wisner Street. According to police reports, Asber knew Kettina prior to the shooting.
Kettina a 25-year-old Salem Walk resident will join the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in November 2021. Following a criminal investigation by the Nile Police Department he was charged with first-degree murder and de-deputized.
The investigation is still ongoing.
According to police, the incident appears to be isolated and the neighborhood is not in danger. On the case, the Niles Police Department is collaborating with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Kettina was a corrections officer at the time of the shooting according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and he is cooperating with the investigation. All inquiries about the case should be directed to the Niles Police Department according to spokeswoman Shereen Mohammad.
Kettina is due in bond court on Tuesday and the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
This tragic incident has received a great deal of public attention and the circumstances surrounding Asber’s death have left many people in shock and mourning. During this difficult time, our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
The Community Responds
The shooting has also elicited community reactions. On social media, many people have expressed their shock and condolences while others have called for justice for Asber and accountability for law enforcement officers.
Some have expressed concerns about corrections officers’ community roles and potential abuse of power. Others are questioning law enforcement officer training and oversight and advocating for reform.
The incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing problem of gun violence in the United States as well as the need for comprehensive solutions. Asber’s death is a tragic loss that must not be forgotten and his family and friends are entitled to justice and support during this difficult time.
Taking the Next Step
As the investigation into the shooting continues and Kettina faces charges it is critical to remember the tragedy’s impact on the Niles community and beyond. The loss of a young life is always heartbreaking and the circumstances surrounding Asber’s death only add to the grief.
Moving forward it is critical to prioritize accountability and transparency in law enforcement and work to prevent similar incidents from happening again. To create a safer and more just society for all the community must band together to support one another and demand change.