ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (WGN) -- Murder charges have been filed against a man involved in an attempted home invasion in Arlington Heights.
Police said Bradley Finnan and Larry Brodacz came to the door of a home in the 2400 block of North Evergreen and forced their way in at gunpoint on April 4.
The homeowner fought back and police said he chased Finnan out of the house and punched him repeatedly.
Police said Brodacz remained in the house during the fight with the homeowner’s family. The homeowner retrieved his gun from a safe as “Brodacz pointed his handgun at the homeowner’s wife and children,” police said in a statement.
“Fearing for his life and the lives of his wife and children, the homeowner discharged a round from the family handgun, striking Mr. Brodacz in the abdomen,” the police statement said.
Brodacz was pronounced dead at the scene. His death was ruled a homicide. Finnan is now charged with murder in Brodacz's death and is facing home-invasion charges.