Wauconda Police: Man Shot on Slocum Lake Rd Refused to Put His Gun Down, Died Late Monday

Wauconda police responded about 1:00 p.m. today to a report by a roommate that a man may be armed and in possession of a stolen vehicle at a one-and-one-half story frame house in a neighborhood southeast of Bangs Lake. The incident in the 100 block of Slocum Lake Road west of Main Street resulted in a confrontation between police and a subject described as a 36-year-old male with a handgun. Then man was shot when he refused to put down his weapon, was and transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center with two police officers accompanying the ambulance. The man died after he arrived at the hospital.

Wauconda Grade School, Wauconda Middle School, and Wauconda High School were locked down for about 20 minutes around the time of the shooting, and schools were returned to normal status by about 1:30 p.m. Wauconda Grade School and Wauconda Middle School are located in the next block west of Osage Street.

Today’s police-involved shooting in Wauconda is the second police-involved shooting in a Lake County suburb in the past month. No police officers were reported injured.

Police investigators canvassed the neighborhood, knocking on doors and going to each house nearby to talk to potential witnesses. Wauconda police and the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the incident.


Neighborhood satellite view of police-involved shooting in Wauconda.


Chicagoland Northwest Suburban map view of police-involved shooting in Wauconda.

Erdenebileg Sambuunyam, 40, of Buffalo Grove, was killed by two Sleepy Hollow police officers shortly before noon on March 9, 2014 after Sambuunyam is reported to have attempted to cut the police officers with a knife outside a home on the 1800 block of Maple Lane near Hemlock Drive.

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