Who was Carlos Rivera? High school baseball umpire shot dead after he asked neighbors to keep it down
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: A Chicago high school baseball umpire died after being shot in the face after he asked his neighbors to keep it down because he had to get up for work the next morning. Carlos Rivera, 50, was murdered on the second floor of an apartment building on North Whipple Street, reported ABC 7.
According to police, Rivera had reported loud noises that kept him up. As he later stepped out of his apartment to address it, he was shot in the face and body. He was taken to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. No arrests have been made yet.
Who was Carlos Rivera?
Carlos Rivera, who was a baseball umpire at a Chicago high school, was a grandfather-to-be. Rivera studied at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and went to Carl Schurz High School, according to his Facebook profile.
Rivera also umpired at the Juarez League. The Benito Juárez Men's Baseball League wrote on Facebook, "Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Carlos Rivera. It was with a heavy heart that we heard of the sad news that Carlos passed away. Carlos spent a-lot of time Umpiring here at the Juarez League over many years. He was loved by many players and his love for the game of baseball will always be cherished and never forgotten. Rest Easy Carlos."
A GoFundMe has been set up 'In Honor of the Life and Legacy of Carlos Rivera'. "Carlos Rivera, 50, was violently assassinated and taken from his family, who loved and depended on him. His wife and son have endured tragedy after tragedy within the past two years. As their neighbors, family, and friends, we can't stand to see them suffer anymore. We ask everyone to dig deep into their pockets on this one and give anything possible. Carlos' family needs to know that we stand behind warriors of peace like Carlos and won't allow these senseless acts of violence to go unpunished. The community lost its top protector. Carlos truly made everyone feel safe and important. He would give his last dollar to help even those who may not deserve it. He was that kind of guy. We hope that you can find it within your heart to give something. Everything adds up and will help a devastated widow and her son somehow begin the rest of their lives without their beloved husband and father," the page reads.
At the time of writing this article, $1,906 had been raised out of its $55,555 goal.