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Reports: Father killed in Hoffman Estates shooting

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  • Hoffman Estates police are investigating the shooting death Wednesday morning of a person in a house on Ash Road. The fatal shooting was reported by someone in the home, and police say there is no danger to the general public.

      Hoffman Estates police are investigating the shooting death Wednesday morning of a person in a house on Ash Road. The fatal shooting was reported by someone in the home, and police say there is no danger to the general public.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates police block off Ash Road Wednesday afternoon while investigating a fatal shooting at a residence Wednesday morning.

      Hoffman Estates police block off Ash Road Wednesday afternoon while investigating a fatal shooting at a residence Wednesday morning.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates police responded to a fatal shooting Wednesday morning on Ash Road. Police said they were interviewing several people, but no charges were immediately filed.

      Hoffman Estates police responded to a fatal shooting Wednesday morning on Ash Road. Police said they were interviewing several people, but no charges were immediately filed.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 

Editor's note: Alec W. Tarasiuk has been charged with killing his father. Click here for the latest news on the shooting.

A 57-year-old man is being identified as the person found fatally shot Wednesday morning in Hoffman Estates.

Walter Tarasiuk was known as a go-to guy in his Hoffman Estates neighborhood for some construction work or socialization, such as Friday night card games.

Tarasiuk was found dead in the 900-block of Ash Road at around 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, ABC News is reporting.

Neighbor Margaret Kent saw several Hoffman Estates police squad cars as she pulled up to Ash Road and North Bluebonnet Lane, stunned to see yellow crime-scene tape around her friend's house down Wednesday afternoon.

"Extremely nice guy," Kent said. "Like I said, he would go out of his way to help people with anything you need. Just give him a call and he's like, 'I'm in the city doing something, but as soon as I can, I will be over at your house.'"

Another neighbor, Wayne Korecky, said Tarasiuk was known for organizing Friday night card games and socializing in what he described as a blue-collar neighborhood where many residents know each other.

Korecky said Tarasiuk had been looking at about 150 acres of waterfront property in a Southern state to live in retirement.

"He just went through a class on how to build log homes," Korecky said.

A spokesman from Hoffman Estates Police were unavailable early Thursday.

Sgt. Mark Mueller said Wednesday someone in the house called police, and there is no danger to the public.

"We're interviewing several people right now," Mueller said, declining to provide further details about the shooting or those being questioned.

Hoffman Estates squad cars blocked traffic from entering the section of Ash surrounding the ranch home where the shooting occurred. Yellow crime-scene tape was placed around a house.

Neighbors walked around Ash and North Bluebonnet Lane, some speculating on who was shot as word of what happened spread through the neighborhood.

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