On May 23, 2018, at approximately 6:30AM, Antioch Police Officers responded to an address in the 400 block of Donin Road, Antioch, for a solicitor complaint. When Officers arrived, they attempted to stop and speak with a male and a female who were inside of a vehicle. Officers activated their emergency lights and siren, but the driver of the vehicle failed to stop.
The driver of the vehicle struck an Antioch Police car. A witness to the incident reported he saw a long-barrel weapon pointed out of the passenger side window of the offending vehicle and heard a gunshot. The offending vehicle fled at a high rate of speed.
A short time later, the offending vehicle was located at a residence in the 40500 block of North Route 83, Antioch Township. The residence is a single-family home, subdivided into several rentable units. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Antioch Police Officers established a perimeter around the residence and have been actively attempting to communicate with the occupants. Several residents not involved in the incident were escorted out of the residence to safety.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team is on the scene along with negotiators. Antioch Police, Lake Villa Police, and Antioch Fire Protection District are also on the scene.
This is an active situation and additional details will be provide as they are available.