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Suspect in murders of family of 4 was ‘very dangerous man’
September 21, 2023
The man suspected of killing a suburban Chicago family — including two young kids and their three dogs — was a gun-toting security guard whose step-daughter called him a “very dangerous man.”
Nathaniel Huey Jr. — who appears to have killed himself in a blazing car to evade capture for the shocking slaughter — owned a private security firm called Black Bear Security.
The 32-year-old suspect was pictured on Black Bear Security’s Facebook page with guns, ammunition and body armor, with one post reading: “I can and I will.”
One photo even showed him holding an assault rifle with what appeared to be a suppressor.
Huey and his partner, Ermalinda Palomo, 50, were identified as “persons of interest” in the murders of Zoraida Barolomei, 38, her husband, Alberto Rolon, 32, and their children Adriel, 10, and Diego, 7, who were all found shot to death Sunday in their home in Romeoville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Cops have not clarified what Huey’s motive may have been in the gruesome killing, only revealing that there was a “nexus between our suspects and the victims as well as possible motives” and a “tremendous amount of physical evidence.”
An investigative bulletin circulated by the Romeoville Police after Huey and Palomo fled the scene also described him as “irrational and erratic” with extensive firearms training.
Palomo’s daughter, Cristiana Espinoza, called Huey a “very dangerous man.”