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Shooting Deaths On Kennedy Expressway Declared A Murder-Suicide

By Rachel Cromidas in News on May 17, 2016 4:09PM

The deaths of a man and woman found fatally shot in an SUV on the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday have been ruled a murder-suicide by the county medical examiner.

Eric Taylor, 43, of Waukegan, fatally shot Camille Cooley, 36, of Pullman, in the head around 4 a.m. Sunday before turning the gun on himself, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. He also died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Taylor and Cooley were found by authorities inside a silver Chevrolet Tahoe on the Expressway near Armitage Avenue, and both were pronounced dead at the scene. Taylor lived in Waukegan, and Cooley lived in the 11400 block of South Calumet Avenue.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.