Following a thorough investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives obtained criminal charges on Kennett J. Andrews, 45, of the 300 block of Meadow Green Lane, Round Lake Beach, for one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (Class 1 Felony).
The investigation revealed Andrews drove to the residence on West Wakefield Drive, Beach Park, to confront his ex-wife’s husband. After hearing a knock at the front door, the victim opened the door, saw it was Andrews, and closed the door. Andrews then fired several rounds into the closed door and immediately fled.
Andrews remains held at the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing this morning.
Sheriff Idleburg reminds the community all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Update: Suspect in Custody (issued 5/16/19)
Sheriff’s Deputies have located the suspect in the shooting and he’s currently in police custody. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Home Shot in Beach Park (issued 5/16/19)
On May 16, 2019, at approximately 10:35AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the 12900 block of West Wakefield Drive, Beach Park. The 911 caller advised someone fired shots into his home. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and determined nobody was struck by gunfire, and the offender fled from the area in a vehicle.
Out of an abundance of caution, some schools went on a ‘soft lock-down.’
Evidence Technicians processed the scene for evidence and the incident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.