By Jon Seidel, Sun Times:
A suspected hospital gunman who killed three people Monday, including his ex-fiancee, had threatened to shoot up the Chicago Fire Academy about five years ago, authorities said.
Suspected gunman Juan Lopez, 32, allegedly made the threat after he was disciplined for improper conduct against women while he was in training there, authorities said.
In another incident, authorities say a woman sought a protection order four years ago against Lopez.
Lopez died following the shooting Monday at Mercy Hospital on the city’s South Side, investigators say. It’s unclear if he shot himself or was fatally shot by police.
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said a woman complained in 2014 that Lopez was incessantly texting her and refused to stop. Guglielmi says the woman sought an order of protection from a judge, but it’s unclear whether she was granted such an order. Lopez was not criminally charged.
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