Sunday, April 20, 2014

Murder-Suicide Married Couple Involved Chicago Cop And Cook County Sheriff Officer

Javier Acevedo, Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo, Kimberlee J. Carmack and Ryan P. Anders

Easter Sunday murder-suicide involved two law enforcement officers that were married from the Chicago area.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 20, 2014

Chicago, Illinois - On Sunday, police were called to the 5300 block of South Austin Avenue in Garfield Ridge shortly before 5:00 a.m. by someone at the residence after hearing gun fire inside the home. When police arrived, they discovered a murder-suicide involving a married couple in law enforcement. Police identified the murdered victim as Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo, 50, an 18-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and the alleged killer, Javier Acevedo, 50, a 25-year veteran for the Cook County Sheriff's Office who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 
Javier worked as a corrections officer in Division 8 Cook County jail who had been previously involved in a road rage incident in Berwyn and was under investigation by internal affairs, according to a source from the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Veronica as a police officer had been awarded 23 department award citations during her career. Chicago police are treating the Acevedo murder-suicide case as a domestic violence incident.
In an unrelated murder-suicide in Indiana, last Thursday Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sergeant Ryan P. Anders, 32, fatally shot his ex-wife Kimberlee J. Carmark, 45, a patrolwoman with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department before killing himself of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officer Carmack was fatally shot in the head and chest.
Anders was on administrative leave after Carmack filed for a protective order on March 31st against him for domestic violence allegations that included 6 years of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. She also feared for her life. Carmack divorced Anders in October.
Anders was promoted to sergeant in 2011 and had been working in the department for nine years. Carmack had worked as undercover vice and had been working for the department for 20 years.

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