Police sergeant accused of trying to kill son due in bond court

CHICAGO, Illinois -- A sergeant at the Indian Head Park Police Department will find out Thursday whether he'll be granted bond. He was charged with trying to murder his 22-year-old son.

Raymond Leuser III, 48, is the second-highest ranking member of the southwest suburban department, which he has been a part of for the last 20 years. He served as interim police chief for about a year before the current chief was hired, Indian Head Park police said in a statement Thursday.

Sources told ABC7 Eyewitness News Leuser's son was shot in the leg, arm and abdomen on Chicago's Southwest Side around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The victim remains in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Chicago police said.

The motive is unclear, but police said the domestic-related shooting took place at Leuser's residence in the 6200-block of South Nashville Avenue in the city's Clearing neighborhood.

Leuser was taken into custody Tuesday and was charged Wednesday attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, both felonies, Chicago police said.

Indian Head Park police said the department is cooperating fully with the CPD's ongoing investigation and would have no further comment at this time.

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