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One of four suspects dead after Orland Park shooting

  • Written by Jeff Vorva

  Orland Park police are still looking for three men involved in a home invasion and shooting at 2:50 a.m. last Friday in the 10900 block of Antelope Lane, in the Deer Creek Estates subdivision.

  One has been identified as Warren Lamont Hunter, 31, of Gary, Ind.
  On Monday, Cook County Circuit Court Associate Judge Carmen Aguilar issued a $350,000 arrest warrant for Hunter.
  Hunter is considered armed and dangerous. He is described at 5 feet 3 inches tall, 124 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, police said.
  Orland Park police are looking for two more suspects in addition to Hunter, bringing the total to four suspects involved with this incident.
  A fourth person the police were seeking, 27-year-old Anthony M. “A-Train” Espinoza apparently took his own life last Friday night when Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s Police attempted to arrest him for his alleged role in the incident. Espinoza, of East Chicago, Ind., died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to Orland Park Police Cmdr. John Keating.
  Keating said that at about 8 p.m., the Lake County sheriff’s gangs crime unit had surrounded the house when they heard a gunshot. The police entered the house and found Espinoza on the floor.
  “When gang unit officers approached the residence they heard a single gunshot from inside the home,” he said. “Gang officers took cover, at which time an occupant of the residence opened the front door telling the officers that a male subject inside the home had just shot himself in the head. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as Anthony M. Espinoza.”
  In last Friday’s Orland Park home invasion, Cmdr. Keating said that multiple offenders forced entry into the home and shot a 30-year-old man, who was transported to Silver Cross Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The assailants stole items from the house, according to the police.
  The offenders who broke in were described by Orland Park police as male African-Americans who were wearing dark clothes. The driver of the suspect vehicle was described as a 30-year-old Hispanic male. The three fled in a PT Cruiser southbound from the home and headed eastbound on I-80.
  The Post-Tribune reported that the Orland Park man who was shot was a Portage, Ind., native and his uncle, Kenny Giertz, told the paper, “My opinion is it’s people who know him. They knew he was doing well.”
  Keating said after the suspects fled, the shooting victim got into his van and chased them while they shot at his van multiple times.