Three Killed in Hoffman Estates Stabbing

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UPDATE: 9-1-1 AUDIO FOR HELP on 4-17-2009 at 6:44 a.m.

UPDATE: Stabbing victims killed have been identified as Laura Engelhardt, 18, her father Alan Engelhardt, 57, and her maternal grandmother Marlene Gacek, 73, who all lived in the 1000 block of Bluebonnet Lane.

Laura Engelhardt’s mother Shelly Engelhardt is in critical condition with stab wounds at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

D’Andre D. Howard, 20, a boyfriend of Amanda (Laura’s sister) and possibly living in an apartment in the 900 block of Evanston Street in Hoffman Estates, has been charged with the murders.

Five people stabbed, two killed at the scene, and a third died at the hospital, the result of family and/or friends dispute on the 1000 block of North Bluebonnet Lane in Hoffman Estates just after 6:30 a.m.

An ILEAS mutual aid police alarm has been requested and several northwest and west suburban police departments, including Arlington Heights police are assisting Hoffman Estates Police Department. A police operations staging area is in the neighborhood near the crime scene. Access to the neighborhood is blocked.

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