A man from Illinois, Jose Alvares, was charged with first-degree murder
Less than two weeks after his wife sought an order of protection against him, a Chicago man, charged with first-degree murder, allegedly shot and killed his wife, small daughter, and son while injuring his son, according to several accounts.
According to NBC Chicago, ABC 7 Chicago, and the Chicago Sun-Times, Jose Alvarez, 67, of Little Village, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, and aggravated battery from discharging a handgun. Bail was rejected for him.
According to ABC 7, Assistant State’s Attorney Anne McCord Rodgers testified in court that Karina Gonzalez, Alvarez’s wife, had acquired a restraining order against him on June 21 but that it had not yet been served. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve the order to Alvarez, but he wasn’t at home, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Gonzalez and the couple’s two kids, an 18-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter named Daniela Alvarez, briefly left the family home but soon came back in after Alvarez decided to go to rehab, according to ABC 7.
According to ABC 7, Alvarez, who was charged with first-degree murder, accused Gonzalez of cheating on him shortly after midnight on Monday. Alvarez has a “history of alcohol problems and was verbally abusive to Gonzalez for years,” according to Rodgers, the source said.
After Alvarez’s son told him to stop immediately or he would call the police for help, Alvarez, who was charged with first-degree murder, allegedly retrieved a gun from his drawer and shot Gonzalez and Daniela in the living room, Rodgers said, per ABC 7.
The son, who was identified as Emmanuel Alvarez in a GoFundMe, tried to hide but was shot and injured, according to Alvarez, who then fled the house and was charged later with first-degree murder.
According to ABC 7, Gonzalez was shot eight times and died on the spot which was a first-degree murder. Daniela was also injured and eventually passed away at a nearby hospital.
On July 26, Alvarez , who was charged with first-degree murder, will be back in court. The Chicago Sun-Times claims that although the suspect’s lawyer called the incident a “horrible tragedy,” the “family’s choice” to relocate with Alvarez was also stated.