Newly released bodycam footage shows the moment a man accused of killing an Illinois family — including two small kids and three dogs — died alongside his fiancée in an apparent murder-suicide.
According to bodycam footage obtained by ABC 7 Chicago, Nathaniel Huey Jr., 31, and his fiancée Ermalinda Palomo, 50, perished in a fiery car accident on September 20 in Oklahoma following a police pursuit.
The Catoosa Police Department video near Tusla shows the collision that occurred after a brief pursuit ensued after a digital license plate reader alerted officers that the vehicle was associated with a murder suspect.
According to the video, officers yelled for the duo to exit the burning vehicle after it struck the highway median, and police heard two gunshots.
The video shows an officer leaning over the barrier and striking the driver’s side window with a baton to shatter it as flames engulf the car’s hood.Palomo was extracted from the vehicle with a gunshot wound and transported to a hospital, where she subsequently passed away. Her family insisted to ABC 7 Chicago that she was not responsible for the murder of the Romeoville family.
Just three days after the quadruple murder, Huey was discovered with a gunshot wound and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Both were named as persons of interest in the deaths of Alberto Rolon, 38, Zoraida Bartolomei, 32, and their two children, Adriel, 10, and Diego, 7, who were discovered deceased on September 17 during a welfare check.
According to investigators, the family and their pets were all fatally shot.
The motive for the homicides has not been disclosed, and Romeoville Police stated that the investigation is ongoing.
The family had only relocated to Romeoville four months prior to their tragic demise. Their daughters were students at RC Hill Elementary School.
“These were diligent individuals who had just purchased their first property. According to a GoFundMe page, their children were “the sweetest, most innocent angels who could hug your worries away.”
“In just a few hours, their lives and the lives of their family were utterly transformed. The world will be considerably less bright without them.”
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