By RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Just an hour after John “Buck” Buckner purchased a new Dodge Charger, he was gunned down in front of his Morgan Park home, where friends and his 11-year-old grandson gathered to admire his new ride, Cook County prosecutors said Friday.
Buckner, a civilian employee of the Chicago Police Department, was unloading groceries from the car with the help of his wife and grandson the night of Sept. 16.
His five friends across the street on the porch in 11500 block of South Church were happy to see Buckner’s new car, too.
The excitement didn’t last long.