Prosecutors have filed a charge against the Round Lake Beach man who tracked down his stolen vehicle and shot two teens, killing one of them, during a confrontation in Volo Sunday morning.
Lynell P. Glover, 35, of the 2300 block of North Old Pond Lane in Round Lake Beach, was charged with one count of obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office has not released any information regarding their decision to charge Glover.
Obstructing justice is when a person destroys, alters or conceals physical evidence, plants false evidence, or furnishes false information, according to Illinois law.
The incident began around 2:50 a.m. Sunday when the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Route 12 and Route 120 in Volo for a fight in progress call.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located three people in a parking lot in the 30400 block of Route 12 in Volo.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that two of the individuals, both 17-year-old males from Carol Stream, sustained gunshot wounds and one of them was dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation shows that Glover had his vehicle stolen several days ago and around 2:45 a.m. Sunday he located it near Route 12 and Route 120.
Covelli said that the two 17-year-old males were inside the stolen vehicle and they fled from Glover.
The stolen vehicle ran out of gas approximately one mile south of Route 120. The two pulled into a parking lot in the 30400 block of Route 12.
A struggle ensued between Glover and the two teens, Covelli said, adding that a firearm was then displayed by one of the three subjects.
Glover fired multiple shots at the two 17-year-olds, striking both of them.
One of the 17-year-olds was struck by the gunfire and pronounced deceased at the scene. The other 17-year-old suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
Glover sustained minor injuries from the fight but was not shot and did not need medical treatment. He remained at the scene.
“The sheriff’s office has no reason to believe there were other individuals involved in this incident and there is no immediate threat to the surrounding community,” Covelli said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy on the deceased 17-year-old is scheduled for Monday.
“The investigation is still ongoing, and we will continue to provide the State’s Attorney’s Office with all of the evidence and information we obtain as the investigation continues,” Covelli said Monday afternoon.
Glover is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday afternoon. It is unclear if additional charges are pending against Glover.
The incident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.