The coroner’s office has released the identity of a 39-year-old man who was shot and killed by his wife, an off-duty police officer, at their home in Waukegan on Sunday.
An autopsy performed Monday shows that Adam Shreve, 39, of Waukegan, died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 2000 block of North Avenue in Waukegan for a report of a shooting.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said officers located a male subject, later identified as Shreve, that had been shot and a female subject was with him.
Shreve was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.
The woman, a Waukegan resident in her 40s, was identified as a 19-year veteran of the Waukegan Police Department, Florip said.
The off-duty officer was also transported to an area hospital with “visible physical injuries,” Florip added.
Shreve and the woman were married and lived together in the home on North Avenue.
Florip said that it is believed a domestic incident occurred, which resulted in the off-duty officer shooting her husband.
The woman called 911 after the shooting.
The weapon used in the incident was recovered and identified as the off-duty officer’s service pistol.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) was called to investigate the shooting. The investigation is open and active, Florip said.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. She is cooperating with investigators.