The coroner’s office has identified a 30-year-old man who was found shot to death inside a home in Zion after officers responded to a call of shots fired Sunday evening.
An autopsy showed that Desmond McDade, 30, of Zion, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton.
The Zion Police Department responded around 5:32 p.m. Sunday to the 2100 block of Bethesda Boulevard for a report of shots fired in a residence.
Zion Police Department Lt. Paul Kehrli said officers arrived at the residence to find it was locked.
The officers knocked and received no answer from inside.
Kehrli said officers forced open the front door due to the credible report of shots fired and the need to check on the wellbeing of the occupants.
McDade was found lying on the ground inside the home.
He had multiple gunshot wounds to his body and the wounds appeared to have just occurred, Kehrli said.
No one else was found inside the residence.
Kehrli said an adult male who lives at the residence was later located in Chicago and brought back to the Zion Police Department for questioning.
Additional details will be released once they become available, Kehrli said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on McDade on Monday.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force and the Zion Police Department are actively investigating the case.
Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to call the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.
The Sunday homicide was the second homicide in less than 24 hours in Zion.
A 17-year-old boy was killed and an 18-year-old man was wounded during a shooting around 10 p.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Ezra Avenue.