Chicago cop guilty of second-degree murder in off-duty shooting 12/21/2019 10:28 am PST Comments WGN / Chicago Police via WGN: CHICAGO (WGN) -- A Chicago police officer was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for shooting a man while off-duty. Officer Lowell Houser was accused of killing 38-year-old Jose Nieves in January 2017. Investigators said Houser was off-duty when he got into a heated argument with Nieves, who was one of his neighbors. Houser said he shot and killed Nieves in self-defense. Houser claims it was Nieves who erupted and threatened him, and pretended to have a gun in his waistband. The two were said to have had an ongoing feud. On Friday, a judge rejected Houser's contention that he acted in self-defense, but he also did not feel that Houser was guilty of premeditated first-degree murder. Houser is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 24. MORE: Chicago cop found guilty of second-degree murder in 2017 off-duty fatal shooting - WGN #Conviction #LawEnforcement #Murder #PoliceShooting #Shooting #WGN Related Stories Woman sues bar, alleging guards stood by as she was sexually assaulted in alley Father speaks out after daughter found dead in her burning car Man extradited from Poland for roommate's 2013 stabbing murder Man charged with sexual assault of 11-year-old girl at Chicago library Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.