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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Female Chicago Police Officer & Male Cook County Sheriff's Deputy Officer involved in husband/wife murder/suicide in Chicago's Garfield Ridge Community - 5300 Block of South Austin Ave - Chicago Police Officer Veronica Rizzo Acevedo & Cook County Sheriff Deputy Javier Acevedo


A man and woman both in law enforcement were found dead Sunday morning in the 5300 block of South Austin.

The couple are a wife who is a Chicago police officer and a husband who is a county sheriff's deputy. It's believed the woman was shot and killed by her husband, who then turned the gun on himself.

The couple was found dead just after 5 a.m. Sunday. The deaths drew a huge police response to the area of Austin and Archer.

Cook County sheriff's police confirm to Eyewitness News that a veteran corrections officer, Javier Acevedo is believed to have killed his Chicago police officer wife Veronica Rizzo Acevedo.
Javier Acevedo has been with the sheriff's department for 25 years, the agency said. Law enforcement are still investigating the motive for this murder-suicide.

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