The health of the CEO shot by a disgruntled employee in the Loop is slowly improving.
Steven LaVoie was shot in the head and stomach on Thursday.
A family spokesperson says 54-year-old Steve Lavoie showed some small signs of improvement in his natural reflexes.
Lavoie is the chairman and CEO of ArrowStream, having founded the technology company for the foodservice industry in 2000.
LaVoie was downsizing at the company and had told DeFrances late last week that he would be demoted from his post as the company's chief technology officer, one of its top executives.
DeFrances scheduled a meeting with Lavoie, to talk about being demoted last week.
During the meeting, a struggle began and DeFrances shot Lavoie then killed himself.
Lavoie suffered gunshot wounds to the head and stomach.
Lavoie is in critical but stable condition.