Man, woman dead in murder-suicide at Cook County restaurant: police

A man fatally shot a woman at a restaurant in suburban Burbank on Thursday before turning the gun on himself.

Around 6:38 p.m., Burbank police responded to Frank's Chicago Shrimp House located at 6539 W. 79th Street for a report of a person shot.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman lying on the floor with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say they attempted first-aid but determined she was deceased.


Officers also discovered a man lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Christ Hospital and pronounced dead.

On Friday, police say the incident was a murder suicide. The female victim was identified as 55-year-old Melissa Hoddenbach.

The man, who was the shooter, was identified as 21-year-old Devon Williams.

According to police, Williams walked into the restaurant around 6:36 p.m., pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot Hoddenbach multiple times. He then turned the gun on himself.

The investigation is ongoing.