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Posted on: August 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Shooting

This morning at approximately 1:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 17600 block of West Edwards Road, Old Mill Creek, for a report of an attempt vehicle theft.  The 911 caller informed Sheriff’s Telecommunicators he shot at the individuals attempting to steal his vehicle.  

A short time later, Gurnee Police Officers were in the area of Route 132 and Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, investigating a traffic crash.  A 2015 Lexus SUV drove toward the Gurnee Officers at the crash scene.  The occupants of the Lexus stopped and told the Gurnee Officers their passenger needed medical assistance and removed the injured male from the vehicle.  Gurnee Officers administered first aid to the male, and he was subsequently transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries.  One of the occupants in the Lexus who exited the vehicle with the injured male was taken into custody at the scene.  

Four of the occupants in the Lexus fled from the scene at a high rate of speed.  Gurnee Police Officers initially pursued the stolen vehicle and were joined by Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Illinois State Police.  Speeds in the pursuit reached over 100 miles an hour.  

The Lexus eventually stopped, in the area of North Halsted Street and West Randolph Street, Chicago.  The four remaining occupants were taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit by Illinois State Police and Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies.   

The injured male, who was located in Gurnee, had injures consistent with a gunshot wound.  He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and is scheduling an autopsy.

The incident is still in the preliminary stages of the investigation and additional details will be released as they become available.

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