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The alleged offender involved in a domestic disturbance in Buffalo Grove on Saturday, May 13, 2017 has died at Northwest Community Hospital due to injuries he sustained in a subsequent three-vehicle crash.
The name of this individual is not being released at this time, pending notification of family members.
The drivers of the two other vehicles involved in the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and both were treated and released from area hospitals. One was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, and the other to Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
Buffalo Grove police continue to investigate the alleged domestic disturbance that occurred prior to the vehicle crash at a residence on Auburn Lane in Buffalo Grove. The homeowner reported to police that the alleged offender was known to her daughter, and that he allegedly smashed the backyard patio door, causing both women to receive minor cuts from the breaking glass. A gun has not been located.
Buffalo Grove Police initially received several reports of gunshots heard in the area of Auburn Lane at 10:20 a.m. Saturday. One complainant stated they heard screaming and gunshots, another reported hearing several loud pops and the sound of glass breaking.
Witnesses told police they saw a male subject run from the house after the disturbance, who then entered a red sedan. Minutes later, a Buffalo Grove police officer observed a red Toyota Corolla driving southbound on Arlington Heights Road, approaching Lake Cook Road. The officer activated his emergency lights and siren, as the vehicle proceeded westbound on Lake Cook Road. After the vehicle passed Wilke Road, the Toyota Corolla was involved in a crash that involved two other vehicles.
The Buffalo Grove police investigation into the alleged domestic disturbance is ongoing. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department is handling the crash investigation.