Willie Bell, a 44-year-old Chicago man, is accused of murdering his romantic rival, Timothy Lawrence, 48, by dressing as a meter reader to gain access to his home.
Two girls, aged four and six, were found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning and the bodies of two teenage children were discovered with gunshot wounds. The mother of the children was found stabbed and shot. She is currently recovering at a local hospital in critical condition.
The caretaker said she noticed on Tuesday that Kelly walked over to the couch, leaned over and placed something in his mother's mouth before he left the house.
The shooter is still on the loose, authorities have not made any arrests and continue their investigation.
Police in Amarillo, Texas are responding to reports of an active shooter and a possible hostage situation in a Walmart store in the city.
Chicago police arrested and charged a second suspect in the death of a woman who fled from armed robbery. Up to eight suspects could have been involved in the robbery attempt.
Pierce did tell the police that he followed the group to their hotel room, but was grabbed by the accuser and two friends who attempted to "pull him in as he was trying to get away."
Candie Hailey says the abuse she endured in solitary led her to attempt suicide "more than 100 times."
Jeff Asher, a crime analyst and contributor to FiveThirtyEight.com, joined Roland Martin on Wednesday's edition of NewsOne Now to discuss Chicago's spike in crime.