CHICAGO (CBS) — A 37-year-old Round Lake Beach is being held on $3-million bond, after being accused in Libertyville’s first murder in 10 years.
Kenneth S. Seplak, 37, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, according to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force.
About 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the area of Milwaukee Avenue and Hollister Drive in Libertyville to check on a driver who was slumped over inside his vehicle, authorities said.
Officers found 30-year-old David Gorski of Libertyville unresponsive in a dark Volkswagen Jetta, according to police and the Lake County coroner’s office. He was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead.
Christopher Covelli, spokesman for the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, says authorities determined that Gorski had been on a date with a woman to see a movie – and after the movie they left in their separate vehicles. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.
“The woman Gorski was with, reported to investigators that she believed she had a recent stalker, who she identified as Kenneth S. Seplak, 37, of Round Lake Beach,” Covelli said.
“Investigators located Seplak at his Round Lake Beach residence and he was cooperative.”
Covelli said Gorski was shot once.
An autopsy Sunday found he died from a bullet that traveled through his right arm and into his chest, the coroner’s office said. The death was ruled a homicide.
Seplak, of the 1400 block of North Lake Shore Drive in Round Lake Beach, was ordered held at the Lake County Jail on $3 million Wednesday morning. He is next scheduled to appear in court Jan. 25.
(CBS Chicago & Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this copy.)