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$750,000 bond for man charged in fatal shooting of 21-year-old Gurnee woman

Isaiah J. Cole, 19, of Gurnee.

A 19-year-old man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 21-year-old woman in Gurnee was ordered held on a $750,000 bond.

Isaiah J. Cole, 19, of Gurnee, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm without a FOID card, three counts of unlawful possession of a control substance, and two counts of unlawful possession of cannabis.

The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 12:10 a.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Creekside Circle for a report of a person shot.

Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said that officers found Ameyah T. Brewton, 21, of Gurnee, inside the residence with at least one gunshot wound.

Officers immediately began CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived at the scene.

Gurnee police respond to the 600 block of Creekside Circle in Gurnee for a shooting that left 21-year-old Ameyah T. Brewton dead Sunday morning. (Photo – Left: Provided by Kristin Saldana | Photo – Right: Facebook).

Paramedics transported Brewton to Advocate Condell Medical Center where she later was pronounced dead.

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Officers determined Cole shot Brewton inside the residence, Gaylor said. Cole was taken into custody by responding officers inside the home.

Gurnee police detectives collected witness statements and interviewed the suspect regarding the case. Detectives learned that Cole and Brewton were in a domestic relationship.

Gaylor called the shooting an isolated incident and said that assistance was provided at the scene by the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.

Police found Cole in possession of 15-200 ecstasy pills and 100-500 grams of cannabis, court records show.

No further details were released regarding the shooting. Cole appeared in bond court Monday morning and was ordered held on a $750,000 bond.

He was transported to the Lake County jail and will need to post $75,000 cash to be released. Cole will appear in court again on Friday.


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