Murder-Suicide? Couple Angelita James and Roger James Found Shot to Death in Residence on East Shady Way, Arlington Heights

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VIDEO: Major Case Assistance Team and Arlington Heights Police Department investigate a violent crime scene where a man and woman were found shot to death in the 900 block of East Shady Way in Arlington Heights.

Arlington Heights police responded about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday to a check for well-being call in the 900 block of East Falcon Drive. Police then called for firefighters to assist with forcible entry into the residence at about the same address on the other side of the block at 900 East Shady Way.

Police received a report from a son who said he had not heard from his mother the past few day and that she had not show up at work. Both vehicles for the couple were parked outside the home.

When police entered the multi-family home across the street from Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club about 8:46 a.m., they discovered the bodies of Angelita James, 56, and Roger D. James, 48. Police on the scene called for police supervisors, who responded immediately to the scene. Police also discovered a firearm inside the house.

No police bulletins or word on any suspects at large were indicated by police, and police report that there is no evidence of danger to other residents.

Roger James was the commander of the Des Plaines American Legion Post 36 before his death.

The Major Case Assistance Team Forensic Unit and the Cook Conty Medical Examiner, and the Arlington Heights Police Department are investigating the crime scene and incident. Early indications point toward murder-suicide.

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