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Gurnee Woman Shot and Killed, 19-Year-Old Arrested

Gurnee Woman Dead After “Domestic Incident”
Vander Tuuk 9-14-20

(Gurnee, IL) A woman is dead, and a teen is under arrest after a shooting in Gurnee. Police say they responded early Sunday morning to the 600 block of Creekside Circle, and found a woman shot inside a residence. That woman, identified as 21-year-old Ameyah Brewton, later died of her injuries. Isaiah Cole, a man with whom Brewton had a domestic relationship, was arrested for the shooting. The 19-year-old has been charged with seven felonies including involuntary manslaughter, unlawful possession of a stolen weapon, and various drug charges.

Lake County Coroner ID’s Several Victims
Vander Tuuk 9-14-20

(Waukegan, IL) The Lake County Coroner’s Office released the names of three fatalities from incidents that took place earlier in the month. The first identity was that of 36-year-old Amelio Delgado-Ursino, a homeless man that was struck and killed by a vehicle in Waukegan back on September 4th. The second released identity was 18-year-old Solomon Little, who was shot and killed as he played basketball on a North Chicago street back on September 6th. The final identity released by the Coroner’s Office was that of 28-year-old John Cannon, who was shot and killed at a Waukegan motel back on September 9th. The investigation into all three cases continues.

Shots in Gages Lake Leads to Arrest
Vander Tuuk 9-14-20

(Gages Lake, IL) A Wildwood man was arrested after reportedly firing a couple shots in the Gages Lake area. Lake County Sheriff’s officials were called to Jesse Oaks along Gages Lake Road on Saturday. When they arrived, they were told about a man with a gun who had moved on to the nearby Firehouse Pub, where gunshots were heard. The suspect was located and tried to run, but fell and was taken into custody. A gun was located by a Gurnee Police K9, and ammunition was found on the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Joe Torres. He’s facing a pair of felony weapons charges, and several misdemeanors. Bond was set at 15-thousand-dollars.

Coronavirus Illinois and Lake County
Vander Tuuk 9-14-20

(Chicago, IL) Illinois announced 1,462 new positive Coronavirus tests on Sunday, along with 14 related fatalities. Of those, Lake County added 76 of those positive tests and 3 fatalities. For the second straight day statewide Covid-linked hospitalizations and ICU use fell sharply. Here in Lake County, the Northeast and Northwest suburban hospital regions stand at 52 and 46% of ICU capacity respectively. The state’s 7-day rolling positive infection rate currently stands at 3.7%. Nursing homes continue to make up a majority of Covid related deaths, with just under 69-percent of the death toll in Lake County, and around 55% statewide.


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