State Trooper Charged with Murder in Westchester Shooting

Jul 23, 2012 Full story: Patch.com 29

A 31-year-old Illinois State Police trooper has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly killing a 29-year-old woman in Westchester shortly after midnight on Sunday morning.

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T-Bone

Reno, NV

#1 Jul 24, 2012
Why two counts when there was only one victim?

Since: Jul 12

Oak Park, IL

#2 Jul 25, 2012
I HELPED COACH BRIAN HIMBER AND MY SON WHEN HE WAS IN GRAMMER SCHOOL,HE WAS A VERY NICE AND RESPECTFUL KID.PARENTS WERE VERY WELL LIKED @ THE PARK.I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT SUCH A GREAT KID,WOULD EVER BE INVOLVED IN THIS. PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE VICTIM AND HER FAMILY. ALSO THE HIMBER FAMILY. THIS HAS BEEN A TRAGE1101DY.
Dumb

De Forest, WI

#3 Jul 25, 2012
Clearly he is not a "NICE Respectful" man if he goes around shooting people.
Anonymous

Westchester, IL

#4 Aug 1, 2012
Clearly life and years change people. Apparently he is a sick man and will certainly pay for what he did. Unfortunately, the families will pay also. My heart goes out to the families.
Westchester resident

Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 6, 2012
How did you get names? There was so little information in the press about this story you would think there was a cover up!
Warner

United States

#6 Aug 6, 2012
Westchester resident wrote:
How did you get names? There was so little information in the press about this story you would think there was a cover up!
A cover-up? Really? Did you not read the article attached to this page - it clearly has the victim's and the shooter's name.
No thanks

Chicago, IL

#7 Aug 8, 2012
I hung out with Brian a few times post High School, he was a great person that would do anything for a friend. You can def tell that the job has taken its toll on his mental well being......my heart does go out to the victims family as well as the himbers
Two Counts

Westchester, IL

#8 Aug 8, 2012
The 31-year-old man allegedly shot and killed a 29-year-old woman before attempting to take his own life at a graduation party in the town north just of Western Springs.
Arthur Treacher

Evergreen Park, IL

#9 Aug 8, 2012
Must have been some party, wow.
Charges

United States

#10 Aug 14, 2012
Two counts because attempting to kill yourself is illegal also
Dumb

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Aug 19, 2012
Charges wrote:
Two counts because attempting to kill yourself is illegal also
You cannot really believe what you just wrote, do you? It is because she was pregnant but good guess.
Reading 101

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Aug 19, 2012
Westchester resident wrote:
How did you get names? There was so little information in the press about this story you would think there was a cover up!
I take it the literacy level in Westchester is rather low? It clearly gives the names of those involved. The only thing covered up is your ability to read.
Informed One

Joliet, IL

#13 Oct 5, 2012
Dumb wrote:
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You cannot really believe what you just wrote, do you? It is because she was pregnant but good guess.
She was not pregnant.
1ST charge is because it's illegal to kill someone.
2nd charge is because it's illegal to point a weapon at someone.
FYI; Now there are SIX charges and hopefully they all stick.
Stop one = Cook County Jail
Stop two = Prison
Final stop = HELL
Anonymous

La Grange, IL

#14 Oct 7, 2012
We've been following this story, but haven't been able to find any updated information. You mentioned there are 6 charges now- where do you find that?
Concerned Friend

Des Plaines, IL

#15 Nov 24, 2012
Informed One wrote:
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She was not pregnant.
1ST charge is because it's illegal to kill someone.
2nd charge is because it's illegal to point a weapon at someone.
FYI; Now there are SIX charges and hopefully they all stick.
Stop one = Cook County Jail
Stop two = Prison
Final stop = HELL
I get what you said but pointing a gun isn't murder and it said he was charged with 2 counts of murder. I don't really care I just want him to pay for what he did. It was so senseless.
Button15814

United States

#16 Dec 20, 2012
Brian Himber was an extremely troubled trooper. He was assigned to District 15 (Oak Brook) and patrolled the tollroads of Northern Illinois. I used to run into him in Cook County Circuit Court in Rolling Meadows and we used to drink together while on duty many times. Troopers do not have a great deal of supervision and can do whatever they please. We get our own squad cars and have plenty of chance to play. A lot of troubled state troopers. Every trooper and police officer should undergo annual polygraph and psychological testing.
Fellow Illinois State Trooper
Informed One

Plainfield, IL

#17 Feb 2, 2013
Concerned Friend wrote:
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I get what you said but pointing a gun isn't murder and it said he was charged with 2 counts of murder. I don't really care I just want him to pay for what he did. It was so senseless.
Pointing a gun at someone is an intent to kill.
Informed One

Plainfield, IL

#18 Feb 2, 2013
Button15814 wrote:
Brian Himber was an extremely troubled trooper. He was assigned to District 15 (Oak Brook) and patrolled the tollroads of Northern Illinois. I used to run into him in Cook County Circuit Court in Rolling Meadows and we used to drink together while on duty many times. Troopers do not have a great deal of supervision and can do whatever they please. We get our own squad cars and have plenty of chance to play. A lot of troubled state troopers. Every trooper and police officer should undergo annual polygraph and psychological testing.
Fellow Illinois State Trooper
I agree testing should be done.
Informed One

Plainfield, IL

#19 Feb 19, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
We've been following this story, but haven't been able to find any updated information. You mentioned there are 6 charges now- where do you find that?
Mysuburbanlife.com
just me

United States

#20 Feb 19, 2013
Some of them are nut jobs, they'd never make in the real world just look how they drive

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