CHICAGO, IL – A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting a woman who had an order of protection against him in front of her children on the West Side earlier this month.
Kenneth Brown, 44, allegedly shot 34-year-old Maria Roque multiple times just before 6:30 a.m. on December 13 in the South Austin neighborhood’s 500 block of North Long Avenue. The shooting occurred in front of Roque’s kids, according to court records.
Roque had an active order of protection against Brown, records show.
Brown appeared in court on Sunday and will remain in custody.
The incident highlights the devastating impact of domestic violence and the challenges faced by victims who seek legal protection. The tragic outcome also underscores the need for continued efforts to prevent and address domestic violence in communities.
In conclusion, Kenneth Brown, 44, has been charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting Maria Roque in front of her children in Chicago. The victim had an active order of protection against the accused, underscoring the devastating impact of domestic violence.