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'I hate you … hope you two die!' That's what woman wrote on wall of her home before shooting up cigar lounge, killing ex-cop and herself, police say

Clifford Ward, Chicago Tribune on

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The woman who shot and killed a retired Illinois State Police trooper Friday at a suburban Chicago cigar bar and fatally shot herself had written "I hate you ... hope you two die!" along with the officer's name on the wall of her Chicago condo, police said Monday.

The new evidence indicates Lisa V. McMullan may have targeted retired ISP Trooper Greg Rieves and another man, who was not at the Humidor of Lisle when McMullan killed Rieves and wounded another retired ISP trooper and an off-duty trooper. McMullan then used her pistol to fatally shoot herself.

The two wounded men were still hospitalized Monday and had been stabilized, state police said.

In a news release, Lisle police said they still have not determined a motive for the shooting, but that based on the writing on the wall, McMullan, 51, may have acted out of a personal motivation. Officers who entered McMullan's Hyde Park residence say she had written "I hate you ... hope you two die!" on a wall with the name of Rieves and a second man.

Lisle Deputy Chief Ron Wilkie said Monday that the message was written in marker on a living room wall of McMullan's home.

The second man referred to in the message is not a police officer, he said. "It's just someone she knew," Wilkie said.

 

The man, whose identity will not be revealed by police, was not at the cigar shop when the violence erupted, police said.

Investigators are still trying to determine the nature of the relationship, if any, that existed between Rieves and McMullan, Wilkie said. Both were said to frequent the cigar lounge. It initially was reported that the two attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, but police said they have learned McMullan attended high school in Chicago.

Rieves retired last year after a 22-year career with the Illinois State Police.

Lisle police on Monday also released a recording of the 911 radio traffic after a report of shots fired was made to police. The first officer arrived at the Ogden Avenue location in just under a minute, according to the recording.

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