A suspect in 2018 shooting killed in standoff with police

Published: Jun. 17, 2020 at 9:43 AM CDT
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A northern Illinois man wanted in connection with a 2018 murder was killed Tuesday when he allegedly fired on law enforcement officers attempting to arrest him.

The 24-year-old Black man jumped from a vehicle opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon as officers approached a home in Beach Park, located 39.61 miles north of Chicago, with an arrest warrant, said Lake County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli. In return fire, the man was struck by bullets an unknown number of times and pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The dead man, who hasn’t been identified, was a suspect in the shooting death in Zion of an 18-year-old, Covelli said. Others have been arrested in connection with the killing of the teenager.

Two officers were injured in Tuesday’s incident and taken to area hospitals, Covelli said. One had a laceration-type injury to his arm, but it is not clear if it was a graze wound.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident, which is the policy in officer-involved shootings.

Several other people, including a child, were in the home when the shooting occurred, Covelli said. None were injured.