A man fatally shot his passenger, Camille C. Cooley, then took his own life in an SUV on the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday on the Northwest Side, authorities said.
Emergency crews responded about 4 a.m. to a shooting in the northbound lanes of the expressway north of Armitage Avenue, where they found a silver Chevrolet Tahoe that had stopped on the expressway, according to Illinois State Police.
The 43-year-old driver, Eric L. Taylor; and 36-year-old passenger, Cooley, were each found with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene at 4:28 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
An autopsy Monday ruled Taylor’s death a suicide, according to the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 600 block of Helmholz Avenue in Waukegan.
Cooley’s death was ruled a homicide. Police said she lived in Waukegan, but her home address was listed in the 11400 block of South Calumet Avenue in Chicago by the medical examiner’s office.
Police said a handgun was found inside the vehicle on the floor near the driver. The shooting may have been a domestic-related incident, police said. It remains under investigation.
—Chicago Sun-Times Wire