The coroner has identified a 33-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman after the man was fatally shot by police shortly after he allegedly stabbed the woman to death in Harvard Saturday.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 11:26 p.m. Saturday to the 700 block of Dewey Street for a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence.
Officers arrived and observed a man, who was armed with a knife, standing over the top of a female, according to Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman.
McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein identified the man as Daniel Alvarado-Aguilar, 33, whose town of residence is unknown.
The female was identified as Elizabeth Alvarado-Garcia, 24, of Harvard.
Commands were given to Alvarado-Aguilar to drop the knife but he refused, Bauman said.
Bauman said an officer discharged their firearm, striking Alvarado-Aguilar.
Lifesaving measures were performed at the scene on Alvarado-Aguilar and paramedics were called.
Alvarado-Aguilar was pronounced dead at the scene, Bauman said.
Alvarado-Garcia was transported to Mercy Harvard Hospital by the Harvard Fire Protection District.
She had been critically injured and was pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in an attack by the suspect.
An autopsy showed Alvarado-Garcia died as a result of sharp force injuries, Rein said.
An autopsy showed Alvarado-Aguilar died as a result of a gunshot wound and sharp force injuries, Rein said. Toxicology results are pending.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) was called and is leading the investigation.