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Murder suspect dies after being shot by police in Beach Park

Heavy police activity was seen near Green Bay Road and Beach Road in Beach Park after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A murder suspect who shot at police has died after they returned fire while attempting to serve a warrant Tuesday afternoon in Beach Park.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals were executing an arrest warrant around 12:30 p.m. in the 12500 block of West Beach Road.

Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that a 24-year-old man exited a vehicle in the driveway of a home and began shooting at officers with a pistol.

Officers returned fire and struck the man. They began CPR on the man and paramedics transported him to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan where he was pronounced dead.

Heavy police activity was seen near Green Bay Road and Beach Road in Beach Park after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The man was a fugitive wanted for first-degree murder of an 18-year-old man in Zion in 2018.

Five ambulances responded to the scene. One of the officers involved suffered an arm injury and another needed an evaluation, Covelli said. Both were transported to a local hospital.

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The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the shooting, according to Heather Cognac, a spokeswoman for the task force.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday morning on the man, whose name has not been released, Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said.

Heavy police activity from multiple different law enforcement agencies remain at the scene investigating the incident. Green Bay Road between Wadsworth Road and Yorkhouse road has been closed off to traffic.


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