The Lake County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the 29-year-old North Chicago man who died after being shot early Monday morning.
North Chicago police were called at 12:51 a.m. for a report of shots fired near Green Bay Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in North Chicago. Waukegan police were called shortly after that to a report of a person shot near South Lewis Avenue and Catalpa Street in Waukegan.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force said that Waukegan police officers found 29-year-old Melvin DeVost II from North Chicago who had been shot. He was transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East where he was pronounced dead.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office confirmed that DeVost died from his injuries sustained from being shot. “Mr. DeVost’s family has been notified and our deepest condolences go out to them,” Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said.
The North Chicago Police Department requested the Lake County Major Crime Task Force and Lake County Coroner’s Office to help investigate the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.