Shantae Nevith fatally shot during domestic dispute in Logan Square by man who then took his own life

Shantae Nevith and her daughter | Facebook

Shantae Nevith and her daughter | Facebook

The man suspected of fatally shooting Shantae M. Nevith during a domestic-related incident Sunday afternoon in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side later shot himself in the head, authorities said.

Nevith, 22, was shot by Charles Torrence Jr., also 22, during an argument at 12:25 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Lyndale, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Nevith was shot in the head and back, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 1:57 p.m., authorities said. An autopsy Monday ruled her death a homicide.

Torrence ran away after the shooting, but police said he was found at 7:34 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Carroll with a gunshot wound to the head that appeared to be self-inflicted.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:44 p.m., authorities said. An autopsy Monday ruled his death a suicide.

Both Torrence Jr. and Nevith lived in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, and were the parents of a 2-year-old girl.

Nevith, a graduate of Alcott College Prep, said in a 2011 interview that she had always loved to sing, and dreamed of a career as a singer.

A candlelight ceremony was scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at Alcott College Prep.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire and Homicide Watch Chicago

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