(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Suburban authorities said they have identified a suspect in last weekend’s killings of four members of a Romeoville family.
Officials said two people wanted by police in connection with Sunday's shooting — in which Alberto Rolon, Zoraida Bartolomay, two children and three dogs were killed — were involved in a crash while speeding away from police east of Tulsa, Okla.
Deputy Romeoville Police Chief Chris Burne said police issued a statewide alert on Tuesday night after they identified a 31-year-old Streamwood man and a family member as people they wanted to speak with about the murders.
“Evidence has shown us a nexus between our suspect and the victims, as well as possible motive,” he said.
Burne said state troopers in Oklahoma got a hit on the Streamwood man’s vehicle thanks to a digital license plate reader Wednesday morning. They tried to pull over the vehicle, but Burne said it sped away, crashed and caught fire.
“Officers on scene heard two noises believed to be gunshots,” he said. “A female with a gunshot wound was located and removed from the passenger side of the vehicle and is listed in critical condition. A male, also with a gunshot wound, was located, deceased, in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.”
Burne said the investigation is active and still “evolving.”