A juvenile has been charged as an adult after prosecutors say he shot a 60-year-old man multiple times, killing him, over a minor argument in a parking lot in Waukegan.
The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 11:45 p.m. on August 18 to the 1600 block of Kayla Lane for a report of a shooting.
Multiple 911 callers reported hearing shots and also reported a person shot.
Officers arrived and found Mark Glover, 60, of Zion, seriously injured in the parking lot of the Northgate Apartments.
Glover had multiple gunshot wounds and was not conscious and not breathing.
Officers began performing lifesaving measures on Glover until paramedics arrived.
The officers applied two tourniquets and performed CPR on him, a police report said.
Paramedics transported Glover to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he underwent surgery, the report said.
Glover was declared brain dead on August 24 and officially declared dead two days later.
An autopsy performed showed Glover died from complications of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
Court records show the suspect in the case was identified as 17-year-old Ansuar Castro-Rivera.
Castro-Rivera was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and a warrant was issued for his arrest last week.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Jeffrey Facklam said several people, including Castro-Rivera, were hanging out on a patio on the evening of the murder.
Castro-Rivera and Glover got into a “minor argument” and the two went out into the parking lot of the apartment complex, Facklam said.
Surveillance video showed Castro-Rivera walk into the parking followed by Glover, Facklam said.
Facklam said Castro-Rivera fired a shot away from Glover and Glover then took a couple of steps toward Castro-Rivera.
Castro-Rivera fired multiple shots at Glover, striking him, Facklam said.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said a patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that committed a traffic violation around 8:11 a.m. on August 23 in the area of Elmwood and Ballentine in Waukegan.
Cannabis, open alcohol and two loaded guns were located in the vehicle.
The two occupants, which included Castro-Rivera and a second 17-year-old, were arrested and transported to the police department.
One of the guns recovered was sent to the Northern Illinois Crime Lab for testing, Chastain said.
Chastain said it came back as a match for the casings recovered at the crime scene of the murder.
Prosecutors filed a petition to detain Castro-Rivera pending his trial.
Castro-Rivera’s public defender, Jillian Kassel, said in court that she did not believe prosecutors proved Castro-Rivera is a real and present threat to others.
Kassel argued the surveillance footage in the case showed Castro-Rivera was the one who was walking away from the argument and was followed by the victim.
The public defender also argued that Castro-Rivera was acting in self-defense.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak granted the order to hold Castro-Rivera in custody during a Monday detention hearing.
Castro-Rivera, who is being charged as an adult, is being held in the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Complex Center in Vernon Hills.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on October 24 for a preliminary hearing.