Man, woman dead in South Chicago murder-suicide

The couple were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head Friday night in the 8400 block of South Mackinaw Avenue, police said.

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A SWAT team responded to a well-being check March 18, 2022 on the Far South Side.

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A man and a woman were killed in a murder-suicide Friday night after police responded to a call of a woman being held against her will by her boyfriend in South Chicago, authorities said.

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The woman, Makayla Elaine Scott, 20, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Cornelius C. Shaw, 30, died by suicide from a gunshot wound to his head, an autopsy ruled.

Around 9:45 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a call of a woman possibly being held by her boyfriend in the 8400 block of South Mackinaw Avenue, police said. Officers called for a SWAT team after hearing five gunshots.

After the SWAT team stood by for several hours, the pair was found and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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