Father and Son Found with Fatal Gunshot Wounds in Apartment on North Green Ln North, Palatine

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Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:25 AM Wednesday to Baldwin Green Apartments in the block of 1900 North Green Lane North Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a male in his 40 was shot in the chest.

A man, age 38, and his 15-year-old son were found fatally shot in a Baldwin Green Apartments unit on the third floor shortly after police arrived. Police used ballistic shields to search the apartments and clear the apartments for any threats at large.

A 15-year-old boy and his 38-year-old father were both found lying on the floor with gunshot wounds. The second victim (not confirmed which male) was found about 12:32 a.m.

Both males were transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where both were pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the deaths, but as of this morning had no additional information.

The 15-year-old male is known to have a history involving gang ties. The Baldwin Green Apartments are located northeast of the intersection of Rand Road and Dundee Road, and north of the intersection of Dundee Road and Baldwin Road. Palatine police and the Major Case Assistance Team are investigating the case.

Any citizens with information about this case are urged to call the Palatine Police Department at 847-359-9000 or the Palatine-Inverness Crime Stoppers Tip Line, 847-590-7867.

MAP of area of apartments where a father and son were found dead …

Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.

The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.

The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.

Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.

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