New details emerge as woman questioned in Rogers Park murder is released without being charged

Chicago — The woman who was taken in for questioning after a man was found fatally shot inside a Rogers Park apartment last week has been released without being charged in the case, according to Chicago police records, which contain intriguing details about what police found—and didn’t find—at the scene.

Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 7500 block of North Damen at 8:51 p.m. Friday after a 911 caller reported that the victim, 37-year-old Kelvin Lee, had shot himself in the head, possibly by accident.

Officers found Lee dead on the living room floor with a gunshot wound to his right temple, a Chicago police report said. But police said they did not find a gun at the scene. A bullet casing was found on the kitchen floor.

A 43-year-old woman who listed the apartment as her home address was the only person in the home at the time of the shooting, according to CPD records.

Police searched the woman and allegedly found about two grams of suspected crack cocaine in her possession. After keeping her in custody for the entire weekend, she was taken to bond court to face a felony drug possession charge and then went home on her own recognizance, according to court records.

CPD detectives have classified the case as a continuing investigation.

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