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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Police Investigate Domestic Related Murder-Suicide

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On June 14, at 5:22 p.m., Geneva Police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Pebble Beach Court, following a 911 call made from the home.  Chad L. Dockery, 49, of Hinsdale, IL contacted 911 to report he murdered his former wife, Amanda R. Dockery, 48, a resident of the Pebble Beach Court home.  At the time of the call Chad informed police dispatchers he was armed with a pistol.  

Upon the arrival of the first responding officer, Chad was observed inside a vehicle at the end of the home’s driveway.  As the officer approached, a gun was fired.  Chad was found to be suffering from a self-inflicted gun shot wound inside the vehicle.  A 9mm pistol was recovered from the scene.

Geneva Police officers entered the residence and found Amanda suffering from two apparent gun shot wounds.  Geneva and Batavia Fire Department personnel transported Amanda and Chad to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva.  Amanda was pronounced deceased at 6:06 p.m.  Chad was pronounced deceased at 7:30 p.m.  No other people were inside the home, and no other parties were injured.  

The incident remains under investigation by the Geneva Police Department and members of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force as additional facts are gathered.  Autopsies of the deceased by the Kane County Coroner’s Office are pending.  

Geneva Police, the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force, and the Kane County Coroner’s Office worked collaboratively to investigate the shooting.  Geneva Police and Geneva Fire personnel were assisted by Tri-Com Central Dispatch, Saint Charles Police, Batavia Police, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Saint Charles Fire Department, and Batavia Fire Department.  Geneva Emergency Management and Kane County Emergency Management also assisted with movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic while the scene was being investigated.

Questions should be directed to Geneva Police Deputy Chief Matthew Dean by calling 630-232-4736 or emailing

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