The 18-year-old who was found shot in the head in Waukegan last weekend has been taken off life support, the coroner said. His family arranged to donate his organs.
An autopsy showed that Sebastian Tovar, 18, of Waukegan, died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
A Waukegan Fire Department ambulance came upon a subject who was down on a sidewalk and bleeding near Lewis Avenue and Lydia Street in Waukegan around 6:40 a.m. Sunday.
The ambulance was responding to an unrelated call at the time, according to fire department radio audio. The Waukegan Police Department was called to the scene.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said officers responded and learned the victim, identified as Tovar, had been shot.
Two sources told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the man was shot in the head.
One source said that firefighters discovered Tovar with his hands tied behind his back.
Tovar was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious injuries, Florip said.
Tovar was put on life support after doctors declared him brain dead, the sources said.
On Friday, Banek said that Tovar was pronounced dead. The family arranged for the man’s organs to be donated to those who need them through Gift of Hope, a non-profit organization.
The Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is leading the investigation, Florip said.
On Monday, police said no suspects were in custody yet. It is unknown if any suspects have been taken into custody since.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division tip line at 847-360-9001.