Authorities in Minnesota confirmed Saturday morning that they located a vehicle matching the description of the car involved in a double homicide in Buffalo Grove.
According to Edina officials, police received a tip at around 8:02 p.m. Friday, and shortly thereafter, they found the vehicle in the 6600 block of Vernon Ave.
“After a short standoff, a single male occupant was removed from the vehicle after a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said a statement from Edina police. The man was then transported to an area hospital, officials said.
Police in suburban Buffalo Grove issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a couple in a parking garage.
The warrant for two counts of first-degree murder names Anatoliy Ermak, 64, who is wanted in connection with the deadly shooting of a couple in a parking garage at 150 Lake Boulevard Sunday, police said.
“This warrant is the result of more than 48-hours of non-stop investigation,” Buffalo Grove Chief Steven Casstevens said in a statement. “The investigators have worked diligently to secure this warrant, and I am proud of the hard work and collaboration between our local and federal agencies involved.”
"Locating the suspect and providing safety and security to our residents remain the Police Department’s priorities and we will continue to work exhaustively at both,” he continued.
According to authorities, 55-year-old Nataliya Ermak and her husband 69-year-old Roman Frid were fatally shot in a parking garage in the northern Chicago suburb Sunday evening. The suspect in their deaths is the ex-husband of Nataliya Ermak, authorities said.
The victims’ bodies were found roughly three hours after their deaths, when a resident discovered the man and woman near a vehicle with blood on the ground and alerted authorities, police said.
Ermak, who should be considered armed and dangerous, might be driving a white, 2019 Nissan Versa hatchback with Florida license plate KCFK75, police said. Ermak might be staying at hotels in the Buffalo Grove area, according to an alert from Buffalo Grove police.
Investigators previously said they believed the shooting was targeted, and there was not an active threat to the community.
Anyone with information on what might have happened or Ermak's location is being asked to call (847) 459-2560 or submit an anonymous tip at (847) 662-2222 and at lakecountycrimestoppers.com.