CO, officer wife both found dead in apparent murder suicide

Javier Acevedo and his wife Veronica were found dead inside their home with gunshot wounds to their bodies


By Peter Nickeas and Manya Brachear
Chicago Tribune

COOK COUNTY, Ill. — A Cook County Sheriff's Office correctional officer and his wife, a Chicago police officer, were found shot to death inside a home in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood Sunday morning, officials said.

According to Cara Smith, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Javier Acevedo and his wife Veronica were found dead inside their home in the 5300 block of South Austin Avenue on the Southwest Side. She said the death is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

"It is a tremendous tragedy any day, particularly for Easter Sunday," Smith said.

Smith said that the two, both 50 years old, had been found about 5 a.m. inside a bedroom at the home in the 5300 block of South Austin Avenue on the Southwest Side. The home was surrounded by police about 8:30 a.m. this morning. Smith said someone inside the phone had called 911 after the shooting.

Smith said that Javier Acevedo was a 25-year veteran and worked at the county jail.

Police are conducting a homicide investigation. The Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs had no other information.

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