Orland Park Home Invasion Suspect Found Dead

Anthony Espinoza, known as "A-Train," shot himself as authorities approached his house, police said

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    Anthony Espinoza

    Anthony Espinoza, one of the men who police say was involved in an early Friday morning home invasion in Orland Park, was found dead hours after authorities released his photo and an announcement of a warrant for his arrest.

    Espinoza, also known as "A-Train," was found dead at about 8 p.m. in his northwest Indiana home, police said.

    Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s officers were approaching his home in East Chicago to execute a search warrant when they heard a single gunshot, authorities said in a statement.

    Officers took cover while another resident of the home ran out, telling them that Espinoza had killed himself, police said.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Earlier Friday, two men forced their way through a side door at the home in the 10900 block of Antelope Lane in Orland Park and stole cash and jewelry, shooting one person, in what police said was a targeted attack. A third waited outside in a getaway vehicle.

    Though Espinoza is dead, neighbors in Orland Park expressed nervousness that two of his partners remained on the loose Saturday.

    "The general consensus in the neighborhood is no we are not. We don't feel any safer because we still feel it could random. It might not be but because of the neighborhood we live in we have certain expectations for security," said Danny Dilallo.