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Illinois double murder suspect believed to be the man who shot himself during standoff with Edina police

The 64-year-old's last known address was in Minnesota.
Anatoliy Ermak

A man wanted for a double murder northwest of Chicago is believed to be the person who shot himself during a standoff with Edina police Friday night.  

Officers were dispatched to the 6600 block of Vernon Ave. at 8:02 p.m. after receiving a tip that a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle involved in a double homicide in Illinois was in the area. 

Police from Edina, St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene, where they set up a perimeter and began a standoff with the man. 

A short while later the man was removed from the vehicle after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported by paramedics to an area hospital and his current condition is unknown. 

Edina PD has not identified the suspect, but he is believed to be 64-year-old Anatoliy Ermak, who was wanted in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, for the double murder of his ex-wife and her husband in a parking garage of a condominium complex last week. 

Surveillance footage from the murder scene showed the victims driving into their parking garage before they were approached by Ermak, and following a brief conversation they were both shot at close range, according to Buffalo Grove Police Department. 

Police identified the Buffalo Grove victims as Nataliya Ermak, 55, and her husband, Roman Frid, 69.

Anatoliy Ermak, whose last known address was in Minnesota, fled the scene was "considered armed and dangerous," Buffalo Grove PD said in a release. 

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Ermak rented the white Nissan Versa with Florida license plates in Minnesota, while WCCO reported that Ermak "once lived in Edina."

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