Alizay Marchan, 7

Chicago, Illinois
September 15, 2008

Agencies: Chicago Police Department Illinois

Cause of death: Shooting

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Off-duty officer Dannie Marchan shot and killed his daughter, Alizay, and critically wounded his son, Anthony. He then turned the gun on himself. Sources said Dannie Marchan was depressed over his divorce. Police responded to a report of shots fired at the home and were told Marchan had barricaded himself inside and was holding his children hostage, police said. Police said they heard noises and entered the home using a flash bang device. Officers found the officer and both children in a bedroom. Dannie Marchan and Alizay died at the scene. Anthony died from his injuries on September 23, 2008.

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