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Buffalo Grove Police identified Anatoliy Ermak, 64, pictured above, as the suspect wanted for a double homicide that occurred the evening on Sunday, Nov. 17. The Minnesota Star Tribune reported Ermak died Monday, Nov. 25, after shooting himself Nov. 23 during a standoff with police in Minnesota.
Martin Carlino, Editor
8:04 pm CST November 19, 2019

The Buffalo Grove Police Department has identified Roman Frid, an evening shift custodial crew member at Glenbrook North High School, as one of the two subjects killed the evening of Sunday, Nov. 17, in a double homicide.   

Frid, 69, was a member of GBN’s plant operations team since 2003, Principal Dr. John L. Finan said in an email sent to parents on Tuesday, Nov. 19.  

“He was a loyal GBN employee who worked to ensure that our school facilities were clean and prepared for students on a daily basis,” Finan said in the email. 

According to Finan, members of the evening shift typically work at the school from 3:30 p.m. to midnight, thus it’s unlikely many GBN students had a close connection to him. 

Frid and his wife, Nataliya Ermak, were killed in what Buffalo Grove police called a “targeted” attack. The department identified Anatoliy Ermak, 64, as the suspect wanted in connection with the alleged murder, according to Buffalo Grove officials. 

The Minnesota Star Tribune reported Saturday, Nov. 23, that Ermak shot himself Friday, Nov. 22, during a standoff with police in Minnesota. Ermak died Monday, Nov. 25, the Star Tribune reported. 

The double homicide occurred at 150 Lake Blvd., police said. 

Finan said in the email Student Services clinical team members are available for GBN students.


Editor's Note: This article was updated Monday, Nov. 25.