Det. Sgt. Monaghan and two Officers responded to a forgery suspect call at a Sears department store. As the three Officers entered the security office the suspect immediately stood up and drew a pistol. The suspect shoots Det. Sgt. Monaghan and Officer Endler inside the security office killing both of them. As the suspect exits the security office he also engages a third Police Officer shoot and seriously injuring him. A Sears security guard also attempts to stop the suspect and is also shot and critically wounded. The suspect escaped to Chicago, Il and was later arrested for another murder.