LAKEMOOR, Ill. — A man that was killed after an officer-involved shooting in Lakemoor Thursday morning was wanted in connection to a Pennsylvania murder.
Kenneth Edwin Martell, 36, was shot and killed around 5 a.m. near Four Seasons Boulevard and Sullivan Lake Road. The Lakemoore Police Department said an officer was speaking to Martell when he pulled out a gun. Officials said a “struggle ensued” and during the struggle, a second officer arrived. Police said the officer saw that Martell had a second handgun. At least one of the two cops fired at Martell. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy indicated that Martell died of injuries from a gunshot wound to the face. Toxicology results are pending.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Investigators confirmed that Martell was the individual Pennsylvania authorities were searching for in connection with a homicide that occurred earlier this week in Crawford County, Pa.
Investigators are gathering the police bodycam footage for more details.
The two officers were taken to a hospital for evaluation. They were both placed on desk duty.
#BREAKING – Lake Co. Sheriff's Office confirms an officer-involved shooting in Lakemoor near Four Seasons Blvd & Sullivan Lake Rd. Investigation underway. Details pending. @WGNMorningNews pic.twitter.com/JEUmXWnS4v
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