Chicago Police Detain Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Mother on Front Lawn – Family Seeks Justice

Chicago, IL – Chicago police have made a significant development in the case of the fatal shooting of Maria Roque, a mother gunned down on her front lawn in mid-December. A person of interest has been taken into custody, bringing some relief to the Roque family, who have been grieving the loss of their loved one.

Maria Roque was tragically shot and killed outside her home in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood on Nov. 13. The alleged gunman is believed to be Maria’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her 8-year-old daughter. According to NBC Chicago, Maria had filed an order of protection against him, and he was reportedly angry about losing custody of their daughter, leading to the violence that ultimately took Maria’s life.

The shooting occurred as Maria was putting her two children, aged 8 and 14, into the car. Both children witnessed the horrifying event, and Maria’s brother, Andres Roque, expressed disbelief that the alleged gunman would commit such a heinous act knowing the impact it would have on his own daughter.

The Roque family is now focused on seeking justice for Maria as they grapple with their loss. With the alleged perpetrator of the crime now in custody, they are entering the new year with a sense of closure, albeit tinged with the pain of Maria’s absence. Andres Roque has emphasized the family’s determination to ensure that the individual responsible faces the consequences of his actions and to honor Maria’s memory.

The Chicago police have confirmed that a person of interest is in custody but have not provided further details at this time. The Roque family hopes that the legal process will bring them the closure they need as they continue to mourn the loss of Maria, who was taken from them far too soon. The tragic incident has left a lasting impact on the family, and they are committed to seeking justice and ensuring that Maria’s memory is honored.