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. 

Bruce Harvey June 24, 2012 at 03:59 PM
More evidence why we don't need more guns on the streets. He was probably a good, nice guy----till he got mad or jealous & his gun was handy & seemed the way to solve the problem. Guns do one thing---Kill.
Jean Smith June 24, 2012 at 05:14 PM
First off Bruce ... The gun was not Tony's ... it was not his. He went to pick up the gun and on his way to her he called people to tell them he was going to kill himself! If you knew him, you would know that he was severly depressed and that his friends and family should of helped more then they did. Talking to him over the last couple of weeks about the situation didnt work. He needed psychiatric care! And guns dont kill. It take a person to pull the trigger! That person who pulls the trigger is the only one to blame! Not the gun!
Brandy June 24, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Bruce, stricter gun control laws only make it harder for law abiding citizens to protect themselves or exercise their 2nd amendment right to bear arms. Overall, bad people with bad intentions will break laws to access guns if they so choose to. The average person does not need more government control. This particular situation is just a very unfortunate event in which it appears someone needed help and clearly (after reading his Facebook postings for the last week) felt completely devastated & depressed severely. It sucks that people with your political views use something like this to seek reinforcement of your position. Many of my family members own guns and not one of them have ever committed a crime with their gun. It's America so I guess we all have a right to our opinion. I for one, am sorry for the surviving family members of both families.
Bruce Harvey June 24, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Jean & Brandy, I'm sure Tony had server problems. My problem is that guns are too available & good people like Tony get them and injure or kill innocent people---what happened to the girl friends RIGHT to live her life. Too many guns= too much violence. Good people go bad & there are about 100 million guns out there!!
Jean Smith June 24, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Bruce, I cant say that Tony was "good people" i did not know him all that well.. ! I guess when you feel killing other people is the only way to be happy , I think if a gun wasnt avaliable he would of found another method. Guns are not to blame. A man with a mental health issue is to blame! Because he wouldnt seek help for his problem, a woman, mother ,friend, and grandmother was taken from dozens of people!!! To me that dosnt seem fair! He could of stabbed, choked, hit her with a car, or anything.. Gun or no gun he would have pulled some dramatic sceam to hurt her and others. In stead of making these silly posts about guns you should be lobbing agenst mental health issues. And trying to get people with depression help. Not taking guns from people who legal can own and carry them. Most likely if one of the neighbor's would of had a gun they could of shot him before he killed her.. Guns are not always used in bad ways. Except by people with bad intentions!
zen June 25, 2012 at 02:16 AM
If the woman had a gun she may have defended herself. Ever think of that, Bruce?
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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