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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

[IL] Anthony, 9, has died - joining his 7 year old sister, Alizay

Previous entry:[IL] Chicago Officer Marchan shot their children and himself - The police officer who shot his two children, killing his daughter, was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Dannie Marchan...

Chicago cop's 9-year-old son dies of wounds inflicted by his dad
Officer killed daughter, himself on Sept. 15
Chicago Tribune
September 24, 2008
The 9-year-old son of a Chicago police officer who last week shot his two children before committing suicide has died.
According to the Cook County medical examiner's office, Anthony Marchan died about 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he had been receiving treatment since the Sept. 15 incident.
That morning, Anthony's father, Dannie, 29, a four-year police veteran, killed his daughter Alizay, 7, then turned the gun on himself. [LINK]

Boy, 9, shot in murder-suicide dies
Chicago Sun-Times
September 23, 2008
A 9-year-old boy who was critically wounded after his father, an off-duty officer, shot him and fatally shot his sister before taking his own life, has died. Anthony Marchan was taken with a gunshot wound to Mount Sinai Hospital on Sept. 15. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 9:57 a.m. Tuesday, a Cook County Medical Examiner's office spokesman said. A source said the boy was shot in the back of his head. An autopsy for Anthony is scheduled for Wednesday. His father, Dannie Marchan, 29, and his sister, Alizay Marchan, were both found fatally shot inside a residence Sept. 15 in the 2700 block of West 43rd Street. Autopsies showed Dannie Marchan died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner's office. His death was ruled a suicide. Alizay died from multiple gunshot wounds, and her death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner's office said. Dannie Marchan was found on the bed, as was Alizay, a source said. Anthony was found on the floor. Police officials described the incident as a "domestic dispute" and did not provide further details about what led to the shooting. Dannie Marchan and his former wife divorced three years ago, according to police officials. He was assigned to the Englewood District but was detailed out to an area team, officials said. He previously had worked for a year as a Cook County sheriff's officer. [LINK]

Note to the mother of Alizay and Anthony: I know two parents who sat bedside with their daughter for a week after a murder-suicide head wound if you'd like to talk to them.
"Even if the trees seem to be growing exactly as they did before, and the rivers seem to follow the same course, and the lives of men appear to be exactly as they were, still nothing is the same." Boyle, K. (1961)
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  1. Cop Who Shot His Kids Wanted His Ex-Wife Back
    Chicago Cop Kills Daughter, Self
    Sept. 20, 2008

    CHICAGO - Officer Dannie Marchan, 29, was trying to get his wife back, family members told the Chicago Tribune this week.

    The off-duty Chicago police officer shot and killed himself Monday after shooting his two children, killing one.

    Police believe Marchan was having a domestic dispute with his ex-wife when the shooting occured. The officer divorced in 2005 and shared custody of his two children, according to court records.

    Police surmised that he shot his son and daughter, and then turned the gun on himself Monday.

    His daughter, 7-year-old Alizay, died from a gunshot wound to her head. Her 9-year-old brother was recovering Tuesday at a hospital.

    Police said Marchan had been with the department about four years. He was off-duty when the shootings happened Monday morning.

    The Tribune reported Wednesday that the 29-year-old was the youngest of eight children, raised in Pilsen. His family was stunned by Monday's events, saying there had been no indication that their youngest sibling would become violent.

    "I know he wanted to get back together (with his wife) for the kids' sake. He really loved her a lot," the shooter's brother, Javier Marchan, said. But a a reunion didn't appear likely, he added.

    Javier Marchan told the Tribune that his brother had wanted to be a police officer since he was a kid.

    On Monday, ofiicers and a SWAT team responded to a "shots fired" call at the officer's home in the Brighton Park neighborhood at about 10:45 a.m., department spokeswoman Monique Bond said.

    When officers arrived, a woman outside told them that there were children in the one-story brick house and that she'd heard shots.

    "You could hear moans from within the residence," First Deputy Superintendent James Jackson said.

    SWAT officers rushed into the house, finding the dead officer with an apparent self-inflicted shot to his head. The two children were found in separate area of the home. Bond said it appeared that all had been shot with the same handgun.

    The children were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the boy remained in critical condition Tuesday.

    The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Alizay Marchan was pronounced dead at 11:52 a.m. Monday.

    Police said the officer who took his own life lived at the house, but they did not know if the two children lived there as well. Officials with the city's Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police shootings, also were on scene.

    Jonathan Arenas, 26, who lives two blocks away, said he was walking by the residence when he saw SWAT officers rush into the building. He said he also saw blood on the two children as paramedics brought them out on stretchers.

    "All the cops were running back and forth," Arenas said. "That's when they took the two children."

    The officer's estranged wife was not in the home at the time of the shooting.


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