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Police K-9 tracks down man armed with gun in Round Lake

Lake County Sheriff K-9 Boomer.

A Lake County sheriff canine helped locate a suspect who allegedly pulled a gun on a group of people near Round Lake last week.

Jevontay R. Taylor, 19, of the 300 block of Glendale Lane in Hoffman Estates, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm without a FOID card and resisting arrest.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 p.m. June 26 to the 24500 block of West Passavant Avenue in unincorporated Round Lake for a call of a man with a gun.

Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that Deputy Kilpatrick and K-9 Boomer were among the responding deputies at the scene.

Taylor fled before police arrived and Boomer began conducting a track. He located the suspect about a block away near the side of a home, Covelli said.

The man dropped the gun and surrendered. Taylor was taken into custody without further incident.

“Kudos to K9 Boomer and Deputy Kilpatrick on locating the offender,” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post.

Taylor remains held in the Lake County jail on a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on July 14.


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