Husband, wife – both officers – killed in murder-suicide

A husband and wife– both officers—were found shot to death in their Southwest Side home Sunday morning.

A spokesperson for Cook County Sheriff’s police says it appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police were called to 5300 block of South Austin in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood early this morning. The couple was identified as Javier Acevedo, a correctional officer for Cook County, and his wife, Veronica, a Chicago police officer.

Investigators believe Javier shot Veronica and them himself inside their bedroom around 5 a.m.

A teenage daughter inside heard the shots and called police.

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