A man wanted for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend, who was a teacher and a Waukegan native, is in custody after he allegedly shot an Illinois State Police trooper Tuesday.
Adrianna Lopez, 37, of Chicago, was walking on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of South Narragansett Avenue in Chicago around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Chicago Police Department said a man known to Lopez approached in a dark-colored SUV.
He fired multiple shots at the woman, striking her 10 times, as she was returning to her home.
Lopez was rushed to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead, police said.
The suspect, Cristobal Santana, 37, of Chicago, fled the scene.
Lopez had an active order of protection against Santana, who was her ex-boyfriend.
Family members of Lopez, some of whom reside in Waukegan, have desperately sought Santana’s arrest on social media.
Norma Lopez said her sister’s life was “cut short.” She was a special education teacher for Chicago Public Schools.
An Illinois State Police trooper located Santana around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Toronto Road in Springfield.
State police said gunshots were fired during the interaction and the trooper was struck in the leg by gunfire.
No other police officers were injured. The area was subsequently shut down.
State police said Santana got out of his vehicle and fled on foot. A search was conducted and Santana was arrested around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
It is unclear whether any charges have been filed yet.