The U.S. Department of Justice study says you are 763% more likely to be mudered by a roommate if the roommate is black.Photo: Michael "Hot Head" Myrieckes
While disagreements between roommates are often par for the course, police say a South Side Chicago man snapped and killed both of his housemates after one of them drank the last grape soda pop in the residence.
Police responded to a call around 9:20 p.m. Friday saying that a friend was threatening to kill his roommates on the 6500 block of South Kenwood Avenue, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. At the scene they found an armed man who refused to leave the apartment, and a SWAT team and the Police Department's Hostage Barricade Terrorist Incident Unit were called in.
About 30 minutes later, police arrested Michael Myrieckes, 52, and found the bodies of Lori Inman, 49, and Avelino Sanchez, 68, with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Chicago Tribune. Inman and Sanchez shared the Woodlawn home with Myrieckes, according to police.
Myrieckes is scheduled to appear in bond court Sunday morning.