Police: LITH Man Killed Woman, Himself in Apparent Murder-Suicide

The murder-suicice occurred last night in Carpentersville.

A 39-year-old Lake in the Hills man is dead after he fatally shot a female acquaintance Friday night before turning the gun on himself, Carpentersville police told the Chicago Tribune Saturday. 

Anthony Rodriguez, with a last known address of Tecumseh Drive in Lake in the Hills, shot himself in front of police officers in the front lawn of a friend's home in the 1500 block of Amarillo Drive in Carpentersville around 10 p.m. Friday, accoring to the Chicago Tribune. 

Rodriguez shot himself minutes after Carpentersville police received an initial report around 9:39 pm. regarding a domestic disturbance and "a man with a gun" in the 0-100 block of Pueblo Road in Carpentersville, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Carpentersville police found a 39-year-old Carpentersville woman, whose name is not being released pending notification of family, dead at the scene, police told the Chicago Tribune. She had been shot twice.

The case remains under investigation by the Carpentersville Police Department. The Kane County coroner is handling both deaths. 

Correction: Suicide was incorrectly spelled in the original headline of this article. The misspelling has been corrected. 

B June 25, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Just read an article of a 14 year old babysitting his 3 younger siblings, when an armed man broke into their house at 430pm. The teenager gathered his siblings in a room upstairs grabbed his fathers gun (which he was trained on) and stopped the armed man in his tracks while breaking into the home. Bruce, your "gun" just saved four children.
Steinar Andersen June 25, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Just so everyone knows....... regarding the woman who was murdered (and I know her name and her sister), she was murdered by a man who took the easy way out. The woman was a mother and in the end, was trying to disentangle herself from this man. He took the gun and killed her, went to a friend's and then shot himself in front of the police who arrived. In the end, this is a tragedy. The pro gun and anti-gun comments will quickly drown out the voices of those who are left with the aftermath.... the families of both parties. I just wish both could shut up long enough for the families to mourn.......
Jack June 25, 2012 at 05:25 AM
I completely agree with you steiner-he did take the easy way out. And for people to jump on the bandwagon of anti-gun laws should really take a look at the other 49 states and see what the real issue are here. Don't take someone's depressed or selfish acts and turn them around to appease you're own opinions on what's right and what's wrong in this state. He was a good guy, I gave him every benefit of the doubt-but there's one thing I have a very serious problem with is that to take you're life and everything you're children know and to go that extra step to take the mother of children and grandmother of choldren that will never get to know their grandmother is complete cowardly. Depressed or not is no excuse. And for people that defend his psychologic condition should have done something about it other than protect his holier than now attitude he had of people outside of his inner circle of high school classmates. He can rot in hell as far as I'm concerned.
Bruce Harvey June 25, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Zen, I do think about guns being misused a lot---& to many people the answer is always IF the dead person had just had a gun! Just more guns will solve the problem. I say why so many guns in the first place. Do you really think the poor woman would have had a chance to grab her gun? I don't.
Travis Brown July 31, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Thank you Jack and Steinar for having some class and compassion for my Family. Travis Brown


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