Divorce is never easy and unless all parties are wiling to accept the fact the relationship is over, one is almost always believe there’s a chance things will change. Then there’s the option of being bitter and angry and the “if I can’t have you no one can” mentality kicks in and unfortunately most times it never ends peacefully.
Such as in the case of a Plainfield, IL man who shot and killed his ex-wife as she was walking into the local Jewel-Osco and then drove himself home and killed himself. We’ll more than likely know the reason behind him killing her but on the face of the situation it looks like he may have not been happy about the divorce.
Read more as reported by ABC:
A woman walking into a Jewel-Osco grocery store was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in southwest suburban Plainfield, police said.
The shooter was her ex-husband, who later killed himself inside a townhouse a few miles away, police said. Authorities called the incident a murder-suicide.
The woman was shot at about 12:30 p.m. at the store located at 13460 South Route 59. She was taken to Bolingbrook Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Shortly afterward, police responded to a well-being check at a home on Walnut Circle a few miles away. As they approached, they heard a gunshot. The man was found inside a vehicle in the townhouse garage.
“As our officers were approaching the residence, they heard a shot ring out. Our officers retreated and set up a perimeter around the house. We called in additional assistance from Joliet and many other surrounding communities,” said Chief John Konopek, of the Plainfield Police Department.
Neighbor Nick Vandenbroucke captured cellphone video of a Joliet SWAT vehicle tear down the garage door of the townhouse.