Palatine Township Resident Charged with Murder, Aggravated Battery After Stabbing on Randall Lane, Unincorporated Arlington Heights

Miguel A. Gonzalez Lopez, murder suspect (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff's Office)
Miguel A. Gonzalez Lopez, murder suspect (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff’s Office).

Cook County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters and paramedics from Long Grove Fire Protection District responded about 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2022 to a report of a stabbing in the block of 2400 Randall Lane in unincorporated Arlington Heights (Palatine Township).

Responding officers encountered Miguel A. Gonzalez Lopez, who had blood on his hands and clothes, and took him into custody. Cook County Sheriff’s deputies found also stabbing victim Antonio Gomez Torres, age 50, in the apartment. Paramedics staged nearby until sheriff’s deputies secured the scene. Antonio Gomez Torres was pronounced deceased at the scene.

During their investigation, Cook County Sheriff’s Police detectives learned that Gonzalez Lopez had been drinking with his brother and Gomez Torres, when an argument ensued between Gonzalez Lopez and the victim. Miguel A. Gonzalez Lopez allegedly then stabbed the victim, according to the investigation. When Miguel A. Gonzalez Lopez’s brother attempted to intervene, Miguel turned the knife toward his brother. Fearing for his life, Miguel’s brother fled the apartment and called 9-1-1.

Cook County Sheriff’s officers recovered a knife near a storage area in the apartment building that matched the description of the weapon used in the stabbing. Gonzalez Lopez was charged on January 27, 2022 with murder and aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon. He was denied bond today during his hearing at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

— Cook County Sheriff’s Office



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