A jury on Monday will enter their third day of deliberations in the case of a Round Lake Beach man who chased down two teens that were in his stolen car, shooting both and killing one of them.
Lynell P. Glover, 37, of the 2300 block of North Old Pond Lane in Round Lake Beach, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.
Glover’s vehicle was reported stolen on December 30, 2020, from his Round Lake Beach residence, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Scheller previously said.
Glover found out his vehicle was near the Speedway gas station at Route 12 and Route 120 in Volo around 2:40 a.m. on January 3, 2021.
He followed the vehicle southbound on Route 12 when the stolen vehicle, which was occupied by two 17-year-old boys from Carol Stream, ran out of gas, police said.
The stolen car pulled into a parking lot near the Platinum Autobody, 31223 North Route 12, and an altercation ensued, Scheller said.
Glover called 911 and dispatchers could hear him yelling in the background, “Get on the f***ing ground or I’ll shoot you.”
Scheller said that Glover allegedly chased the two teens and shot them as they were running.
Officers arrived and found both of the teens with gunshot wounds. One of them, identified as Anthony Awad, sustained three gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other teen sustained one gunshot wound to his leg and was transported to an area hospital.
Police recovered a Ruger 9mm pistol in a sewer grate. The gun belonged to Glover’s girlfriend, prosecutors said.
Police also recovered shell casings in the middle of the Route 12 median between the southbound and northbound lanes.
Glover sustained minor non-gunshot injuries from the incident and did not need medical treatment, police said.
The man’s attorney, James Schwarzbach, disputed prosecutors’ claim that he brought the gun to the scene, the Daily Herald reported.
Schwarzbach said during closing arguments that one of the teens had the gun when Glover confronted them. Schwarzbach said that Glover acted in self-defense when he shot them.
Prosecutors said during the trial that Glover could have let the boys run away but instead shot them to keep them there, the Daily Herald reported.
Glover has been held in the Lake County Jail on a $1 million bond since his arrest. A jury began deliberating the case on Thursday and entered a second day of deliberations on Friday.
The jury did not reach a decision Friday and they are scheduled to resume deliberations Monday morning.