Photo Caption: Police stand guard at the scene where two children were shot and their father was found dead in the 2700 block of West Pope John Paul II Drive. (Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James / September 15, 2008)
Chicago cop kills young daughter, self on Southwest Side, officials say
Young son also critically wounded
By David Heinzmann and Deanese Williams-Harris | Chicago Tribune reporters
10:18 AM CDT, September 16, 2008
[Excerpt] UPDATE:The police officer who shot his two children, killing his daughter, was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Dannie Marchan, 29. His daughter was identified as Alizay Marchan, 7. An off-duty Chicago police officer shot his young son and daughter, then committed suicide inside his home on the Southwest Side Monday morning, officials said. The girl later died. The children were found with bullet wounds to their bodies inside the officer's home in the 2700 block of West 43rd Street, about 10:45 a.m., police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. The man was found with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head, she said. Officials have given varying ages of the children, but public records show the girl was 7 years old and the boy was 9. The man and two children have not been identified by authorities. The children were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, and the girl was pronounced dead at 11:52 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. She appeared to have been shot in the head, an office spokesman said... [Full article here]
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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Family lost for answers to why cop shot himself, childrenReplyDelete
Brother says no one saw any signs indicating there were problems
Chicago Tribune, United States - 36 minutes ago
By Angela Rozas | Chicago Tribune reporter
September 17, 2008
To his family, Dannie Marchan was a good father, a loving brother, a man who lived to be a Chicago cop.
But in taking his own life Monday and the life of his 7-year-old daughter, Alizay, Marchan left his family with more questions than answers.
Marchan, 29, shot himself and his two children in his Southwest Side home in what police described as a "domestic-related" incident. Marchan's 9-year-old son remained hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after undergoing surgery, Marchan's brother Javier said.
Family members have not made funeral arrangements.
"We are still trying to pray for his son," said Javier Marchan, 36.
The brother said Tuesday the large family—Marchan was the youngest of seven brothers and one sister—is struggling to understand why the officer shot himself. Marchan, a 4-year Police Department veteran, loved his children and his family, Javier Marchan said, and took his children to church and to Disneyland. He gave them anything they needed, he said.
Dannie Marchan struggled with being divorced, his brother said. Marchan occasionally talked with his ex-wife, who divorced him in 2005, about trying to reconcile, Javier Marchan said. But there were no signs that his life had spiraled beyond his control, he said. In conversations Monday with his other siblings, nobody could point to any signs that Marchan was in dire need of help, his brother said.
Javier Marchan said part of him is angry with Dannie Marchan for shooting the children; another is deeply sad for losing him.
"He was a good guy. He worked two jobs just to support his family," his brother said. "He was my brother, and I loved him. But I'm still trying to get answers. I don't know why he did what he did."
Marchan, who was found in the same room as his children, did not leave a note, his brother said. He died of a gunshot wound in the head, said the Cook County medical examiner's office, which officially released the officer's identity Tuesday. His daughter died of multiple gunshot wounds, the office said.
Marchan was the third active Chicago police officer to die in three months.
ALL I GOT TO SAY IS THAT HE WAS THE MOST GREAT UNCLE I EVER HAD.!! I HAD THE MOST WONDERFULL COUSINS!!! WE WENT GROWING TOGOTHERReplyDelete
SINCE WE ERE IN PAMPERS. I MISS THHEM SO
MUCH:( MAY THEY REST IN PEACE!!
my old houseReplyDelete