DIXON – A Dixon man under investigation for child sexual abuse shot his 5-year-old son in the head before killing himself Monday afternoon, the police chief said.
Dixon Police officers and Lee County Sheriff’s deputies received a report at 3:37 p.m. of two shots fired at 1014 Fargo Ave. where they found Christopher Michaels dead and his father, Robert W. Michaels, 33, breathing but unresponsive with a semi-automatic handgun lying next to his hand on the floor.
Michaels was taken to KSB Hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, and later was flown to a Rockford hospital where he was pronounced dead, police Chief Danny Langloss said at a news conference Monday night.
Michaels had been under investigation for child sexual abuse since Sept. 12. Although Christopher is not the child he is accused of molesting, Michaels was forbidden from being alone with the boy without supervision, Langloss said. [Read Full Article]