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Update / Naperville Police Investigate Stabbing, Charges Filed in Domestic-Related Homicide


Naperville Police investigate stabbing death on the 2500 block of Saddlebrook Drive, arrest made, charges are filed. (PN file photos are used to help flag reports about Naperville Fire Department and Police Department responses to emergency calls, always reminding readers that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Thanks always for calling 911 whenever necessary to report something that seems suspicious. Be alert by day and by night. Be a Naperville Crime Stopper. Stay safe.) 

Updated Post, July 8, 2024 / On Sun., July 7, 2024, Naperville Investigators secured an arrest warrant for two counts of First Degree Murder ( Class X Felonies ) on Zokir S. Kudratov, 55, (d.o.b. 06/17/1969 ) of the 2500 block of Saddlebrook Drive, Naperville.

It is alleged that on the morning of July 6, 2024, Zokir Kudratov was at his home on Saddlebrook Drive when an argument ensued between him and his ex-wife who resided at the same home but on a different floor.  During the argument, it is alleged that Zokir Kudratov stabbed his ex-wife numerous times with a knife he had on his person. 

Naperville Police and Naperville Fire personnel arrived on scene a short time after the stabbing occurred.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 1:49PM.

After conducting a preliminary investigation Naperville Police Officers arrested Mr. Kudratov. He was held at the Naperville Police Department pending further investigation. 

Detention Hearing Set for July 10, 2024

Mr. Kudratov was transported to the Will County Jail after being charged and is scheduled to appear at a detention hearing on Wed., July 10, 2024.

“First and foremost, the entire Naperville Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the victim’s family,” said Naperville Police Chief Arres.  “To say these incidents are some of the most challenging and heartbreaking in policing is an understatement. I commend our officers and investigators for their professionalism and diligence throughout this tragic situation. Thank you as well to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance and guidance during this incident.”

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Naperville Police Investigate Stabbing, Man Arrested

Original Post / At 9:37AM Sat., July 6, 2024, Naperville Police Officers were dispatched to a home on the 2500 block of Saddlebrook Drive for a patient not breathing. 

Officers arrived on scene and located several subjects inside the home. 

Among those in the home was an adult female suffering from several apparent stab wounds. The Naperville Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The exact cause of death is under investigation by the DuPage County Coroner’s Office.

Responding Officers and Investigators performed a preliminary investigation and placed an adult male under arrest.

The names of all involved parties are being withheld pending further investigation into this matter.

The names of all involved will be provided in an updated news release at a later date.

Original report received shortly after 6PM Sat., July 6, 2024, from Naperville Public Information for the Naperville Police Department. Subsequent news release received about 4PM, Mon., July 8, 2024.

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