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Police: Arlington Heights man fatally shot wife as she held baby

Jose Arturo Salgado-Roque | Cook County sheriff's office

A northwest suburban man charged with fatally shooting his wife Sunday afternoon as she held their baby in their home near Arlington Heights has been ordered held without bond.

Jose Arturo Salgado-Roque, 42, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Salgado-Roque shot his wife, 38-year-old Divina Salgado, as she walked into their home carrying their one-year-old child in the 0-100 block of Third Avenue in unincorporated Arlington Heights about 1:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Salgado was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:06 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which spelled her name as Divine.

An autopsy found she died of a gunshot wound to the head, and her death was ruled a homicide.

The one-year-old and two other children were placed in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Salgado-Roque was located and taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s office. He was ordered held without bond during a hearing Tuesday in Rolling Meadows and is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 23.