2 Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Plainfield: Police

A man and woman were killed in an apparent murder-suicide that began at a grocery store and ended with an armed standoff in suburban Plainfield, according to police.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Jewel-Osco near 135th Street and Route 59 at around 12:30 p.m., according to the Plainfield police chief.

There they discovered that a woman had been shot in the parking lot, authorities said. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead, officials said.

Further details, including the victim’s age and identity, were not available.

About a half hour after she was shot, authorities were conducting a welfare check at a home on Walnut Circle near 119th Street, according to Plainfield police.

Officers heard a shot fired and saw a man run inside the home, beginning the armed barricade situation, police said.

In a Facebook post at 2:30 p.m., police asked anyone in the area to remain in their homes until further notice, with emergency responders blocking 119th Street near Olympic Drive.

Just before 4 p.m., Plainfield police tweeted that the "situation has been secured," but asked that everyone continue to "stay away from the area."

Authorities later said that the man at the center of the standoff was found dead inside a vehicle in the garage with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Details including his age and identity were not available.

The Plainfield police chief said the incident was domestic in nature, as the man and woman were a divorced couple.

More than 50 officers responded to both scenes, according to police, who continue to investigate.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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