BEACH PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A man is dead after police say he opened fire on Lake County Sheriff’s officers and United States Marshals as they tried to serve a warrant.
SWAT team members were on the scene following the incident in the 38500 block of Green Bay Road in far north suburban Beach Park Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE: Juneteenth Flag Flies Over Illinois State Capitol For First Time
Officers were looking for a suspect in a 2018 murder in Zion, Illinois, when they walked up to the home shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Chris Covelli with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Covelli said the 24-year-old suspect exited a nearby car with as officers walked up to the home and opened fire.
Officers fired back, hitting the man. They attempted life-saving measures until paramedics arrived and took over. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: At Least 2 Killed, 21 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
Two officers were also hospitalized, one for a cut to the arm and the other for evaluation.
An independent investigation into the shooting will be conducted by the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.MORE NEWS: Woman Dead After Being Stabbed On South Wacker Drive Downtown
Officers are not releasing the suspect’s name as the coroner’s office communicates with his family.