A 75-year-old Lake County, Illinois, homeowner used a “small caliber revolver” to foil an alleged robbery by six suspects.
USA Today reports that the suspects ranged between 14-years and 18-years of age, the youngest of which died after being shot in the head by the homeowner.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued a release which said, “The six teens traveled to Old Mill Creek in a stolen Lexus, to commit a burglary.” One of the teens allegedly had something in his hand when he approached the homeowner. The homeowner shot, striking the 14-year-old in the head, and “a knife was recovered at the scene in the vicinity of where the 14-year-old was shot.”
The other five suspects fled and a high speed chase ensued. The chase ended when the suspects ran out of gas. All five were then apprehended and face First Degree Murder charges because of the death of the 14-year-old.
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