CHICAGO, IL – A 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the killing of 34-year-old Maria Roque in the Austin neighborhood earlier this month. On Dec. 13, Kenneth Brown allegedly shot and killed Roque in front of her home near Long Avenue and Kinzie. Her 8-year-old daughter was in the car nearby, and her 14-year-old son attempted to perform CPR but was unable to save her.
Brown is set to appear at a detention hearing on Sunday, and no further information has been made available at this time.
The tragic incident has left the community in shock and grief, as Roque’s family mourns her senseless death. The impact of this violent act on her children and loved ones is immeasurable, and the community is left grappling with the loss of a beloved member.
The arrest of the suspect brings a glimmer of hope for justice, but it will never fill the void left by Roque’s untimely death. As the legal process unfolds, the community will continue to come together to support Roque’s family and seek ways to prevent such tragedies in the future.
In the wake of this heartbreaking event, the community is reminded of the importance of addressing domestic violence and ensuring the safety of all individuals. The loss of Maria Roque serves as a sobering reminder of the devastating impact of domestic violence and the urgent need for resources to support those affected by it.
The suspect’s arrest and upcoming legal proceedings offer a small sense of closure for the community, but the pain of Maria Roque’s death will continue to reverberate. As the investigation continues, the community remains united in seeking justice for Roque and working towards a safer, more supportive environment for all.