Around 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 13, Kenneth Brown, 44, allegedly fatally shot the 34-year-old victim, according to the Chicago Police Department.
The victim was identified as Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Maria Roque, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Police issued a warrant for Brown's arrest and said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
On Dec. 29, Brown was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Chicago and arrested on a murder charge, authorities said.
According to court records obtained by WLS-TV, Brown is accused of killing Roque in front of her children. At the time of the shooting, officials said Roque had an active order of protection against her alleged murderer.
Roque’s twin brother, Andres Roque, told WBBM-TV that one of the victim's children “tried to save her.”
The Chicago Sun Times reported that Roque was granted an emergency order of protection against Brown on Nov. 7, a week after the pair had an argument that turned physical and Brown threw Roque to the ground.
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Brown reportedly also threatened to burn Roque’s car, break her windows and destroy her belongings, officials said.
Brown was ordered to have no contact with Roque, and he was also prohibited from taking their 8-year-old daughter from her mother's care, court documents show.
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The order of protection was extended on Nov. 28, and once again on Dec. 13, the day the shooting occurred.
Brown was booked into the Cook County Jail and charged with murder. He was being held without bond, officials said.
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