Woman killed in Hillside hotel

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HILLSIDE, Ill. -- Police in the western suburb of Hillside aren't sure if a shooting death at a hotel was an accident or not.

They do have one person in custody and he's related to the vicitm.  The two along with several other relatives were in town from Ohio for a family reunion.

Police say there will likley be a decision made on charging the man they have in custody late tonight or tomorrow morning.  They do say he has been cooperative.
Emergency crews got a call that someone needed help from the front desk of the Best Western on the edge of Hillside.  When they got there they found a woman dead in a hotel room.  She had been shot once in the chest.  The medical examiner identifies the woman 51 year old Karrie Waller.  She was from Cincinnati.  Police say they have conflicting stories on what led up to the shooting.  They say there were several relatives in the room including some children under the age of ten.

Police say the man they arrested was taken in custody soon after they arrived. They say the man is related to Waller but wouldn't tell us what that relation was; only that he was in his 20s.

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