The Oak Forest home, where three gunmen were killed, was the subject of a domestic violence appeal in 2016, but charges were dropped

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OAK FOREST, Illinois (TAUT) — A house that went up in flames after a gunman shot and killed three people outside the door has been the subject of calls to police in the past.

Oak Forest Police said two people were found shot to death in the driveway of the house on the 5500 block of Ann Marie Lane. A third person was found in the street nearby. Police were able to move the victims and ambulances took them to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

A man, believed to be the gunman, was found dead in the house after the fire was extinguished.

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TAUT 2 investigator Megan Hickey reported that while investigators are not confirming the shooter’s identity — as they await official confirmation from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office — we can tell you that the house where the shooting and fire took place is the center of attention. was a domestic violence incident in 2016.

On December 5, 2016, the Oak Forest Police Department was called the home, according to Cook County court records. A now 44-year-old man was arrested and charged with “household battery” and “criminal damage to property”.

The victim was a 43-year-old woman. The court records show that – at least at one point – they were married.

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A protection order was issued to the woman, but it was evicted just nine days later on December 14, 2016 – and the domestic violence charges were dropped.

At the time, the man had a valid firearms owner’s ID and his firearms were returned to him, according to Cook County court records.

It was unclear late Friday night whether that man still had a valid FOID card. Ownership records are still in the name of that husband and wife and cars on both of them are parked in front of the house.

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But again, as of late Friday, investigators are not confirming the shooter’s identity — so we’re not naming either one.

Neighbors who live nearby say the man was once a United States Marine, and the license plates on one of the cars currently parked in front of the house are a USMC-issued license plate.

Late on Friday, we saw police remove a gun from the home and use it as evidence.

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