Man Sought In Buffalo Grove Double Homicide Shoots, Wounds Himself In Minnesota, Police Say

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EDINA, Minn. (CBS) — A man wanted in a double homicide in Buffalo Grove shot and wounded himself during a standoff with police in Minnesota, authorities said Saturday.

Around 8 p.m. Friday, police in Edina, Minnesota near Minneapolis received a tip that someone had spotted a vehicle matching the description of one wanted in connection with the Buffalo Grove murders.

Officers found the vehicle and set up a perimeter. They tried to talk to the man, and after a short standoff, he was removed with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Edina police said. He was taken to an area hospital, police said.

Buffalo Grove police said the driver was positively identified as Anatoliy Ermak, 64. He was wanted on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his ex-wife, Nataliya Ermak, 55, and her husband, Roman Frid, 69.

Anatoliy Ermak

Anatoliy Ermak, 64, was wanted on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his ex-wife, Nataliya Ermak, and her husband, Roman Frid. (Source: Buffalo Grove Police)

Buffalo Grove police said earlier this week that Ermak was considered armed and dangerous. A Cook County judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police said Ermak shot and killed his ex-wife and her husband in an underground parking garage at the Cambridge on the Lake complex apartment complex in Buffalo Grove this past Sunday night.

The couple parked their car, and then Nataliya’s ex-husband Anatoliy entered through the open garage door, shot the couple multiple times with a handgun and slipped out the side door.

Police have said Ermak lives in Minneapolis and had rented a car there before driving more than 400 miles to Buffalo Grove and shooting and killing the couple.

According to court records, Anatoliy and Nataliya filed for divorce in 2011.

CBS 2 dug into Minnesota court documents and found Ermak was convicted of disorderly conduct back in 2007. One condition of his probation was that he undergo anger management treatment.

There’s no word on his current medical condition as of Saturday night.

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