A juvenile has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting a 23-year-old man who was traveling in a vehicle near the College of Lake County in Grayslake in September.
The Grayslake Police Department responded around 10:30 a.m. on September 17 to Northwestern Medicine Center Grayslake, 1475 East Belvidere Road, for a call of a gunshot victim.
Officers learned the victim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said at the time.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Isidro Juarez, 23, of Waukegan. He died as a result of a single gunshot wound.
A preliminary investigation showed Juarez was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on Washington Street near Lancer Lane in Grayslake.
An occupant of another vehicle, which was traveling in the same area, began shooting at the victim’s vehicle, Covelli said.
Juarez was struck by gunfire and the driver immediately rushed Juarez to the hospital where he died.
A Lake and McHenry County Scanner photographer reported seeing multiple shell casings on the south side of Washington Street just east of Lancer Lane, which is near the entrance to the College of Lake County.
The Grayslake Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force with the investigation.
Officers shut down traffic on Washington Street between Atkinson Road and Route 45 for several hours.
Police placed crime scene tape around the scene as they investigated throughout the day.
Grayslake Deputy Police Chief Jeff Myhra said in an update Thursday that Grayslake Police Department detectives have worked “countless hours of careful investigation” on the case.
A 17-year-old juvenile was identified and has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder, four counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
“The Grayslake Police Department would like the public to know that we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all residents, and that we will continue to relentlessly pursue criminal investigation to guarantee the same,” Myhra said in a statement.