By Peter Nickeas
4:24 PM EDT, July 29, 2013
A 41-year-old man who was stabbing his estranged wife outside her home was shot to death by police when he charged at them with a knife late Sunday in the Gage Park neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The suspect was dead at the scene at a home in the 5200 block of South Mozart Street on the Southwest Side, said Pat Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police. The man was identified as Guadalupe Aguilar, whose last known address was the Mozart address, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Police responded to a 911 call about 10 p.m. from a woman who said her ex-husband was violating an order of protection. She saw the man drive away from her house after seeing him earlier at a nearby K-Mart, Camden said.
Police responded and asked the victim to retrieve the order of protection and after a few seconds they heard screams from the gangway next to her house. There, they found the suspect on top of her, stabbing her with a large kitchen knife, police said.
The suspect then turned and charged at police, who shot him multiple times from a distance of about three feet, Camden said. He said the woman's brother and an unknown number of children were home at the time.
Police said the woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Court records show that Aguilar was charged in May with violating an order of protection, and domestic violence conviction in the case was reported to the Illinos State Police June 10. Court records show an order of protection was sworn out against Aguilar in February, and made permanent in March.
Although court and other public records indicate Aguilar was 41 years old, some records, and the medical examiner's office, gave his age as 39.
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