assigned to the Gang Impact Unit and the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force
Bio: Not Available
Wife and two children
Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Sep. 03, 2020
Detective James Skernivitz was shot and killed at about 10:00 pm in the area of West 65th Street and Storer Avenue while working in an undercover capacity as part of a federal task force supporting Operation Legend.
An informant who was with Detective Skernivitz was also killed when one or more subjects opened fire on them while they were inside of Detective Skernivitz's vehicle. Two juveniles and an adult were taken into custody for questioning about their murders.