Woman Who Shot 3 Illinois State Troopers Knew Retired Slain Officer, Had Conceal-Carry License, Police Say

WBBM Newsradio Staff
January 25, 2020 - 10:51 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A woman opened fire in a cigar lounge in west suburban Lisle Friday, killing a retired Illinois State trooper and injuring two others, before fatally shooting herself, authorities said.

The shooting happened at 10:12 p.m. at The Humidor, 1600 Ogden Ave. in Lisle, and was captured on surveillance video, according to Lisle police.

Multiple people were sitting in a media room watching a big-screen TV when the 51-year-old woman stood up, drew a gun and shot a 51-year-old man, a retired state trooper, seated in front of her in the back of the head, police said. She then fired at two other men, also state troopers, before shooting herself in the head.

The woman, who Lisle police have identified as Lisa McMullan, died at the scene, police said. The 51-year-old man, retired Trooper Greg Rieves, was taken to a hospital, where he was also pronounced dead.

Police say McMullan and Rieves attended Proviso East in Maywood in the 80s but police are still trying to determine if they were more than acquaintances. The two were known to frequent the humidor cigar lounge at the same time, police added.

Lisa McMullan
(Lisle Police)

The two other men, 55 and 48, were also taken to hospitals in serious condition, according to police. They are expected to recover and police are looking into their relationships with the deceased, if any. 

Seven bullets were fired by the suspect, including the one she self-inflicted. Police say she had a valid concealed and carry license but she had no previous criminal record.

“The Illinois State Police family have heavy hearts this morning. We are mourning the loss of a retired Trooper, and praying for a full recovery of both our active and retired officers. Please keep all our officers and families in your prayers in the dark and painful moment,” ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly said.

He applauded the quick work of officers on the scene and said the investigation remains active.

"The quick thinking, decisive action by Lisle PD Officers and all responding personnel in this case is to be commended," he said. "They acted without regard for their own safety, and entered a chaotic and dangerous scene not knowing what they were going to encounter." 

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.