Man questioned in fatal shooting of officer, woman

August 17, 2008 9:20:20 PM PDT
Police are said to be questioning a man in connection with last week's shooting deaths of an off-duty Chicago police officer and a woman. The Chicago Tribune reports officers picked up the man Saturday after trailing an alleged robbery crew suspected of committing the murders.

The news comes after a funeral was held for the female victim, Kathryn Romberg. Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember 45-year-old and say goodbye.

Romberg was killed during an apparent robbery attempt on Wednesday morning near her Garfield Park home. She was in an SUV with off-duty Chicago Detective Robert Soto. He also died of his wounds.

A gun was found near the scene Friday. Ballistics tests are now underway to determine if it's related to the murders.

A group from the neighborhood where the killings happened held a rally Sunday night. They said police had been overly aggressive in their investigation.

Chicago police issued a statement saying in part that, "Detectives continue to investigate this case in a professional manner."