Retired Illinois State Trooper Shot and Killed; Off-Duty Trooper and Retired Trooper Wounded Before Woman Mortally Shoots Self at Cigar Lounge in Lisle

Gregory Rieves, retired Illinois State Trooper shot and killed in cigar lounge in Lisle (SOURCE: Illinois State Police)
Gregory Rieves, retired Illinois State Trooper shot and killed in cigar lounge in Lisle (SOURCE: Illinois State Police).

Lisle police responded about 10:12 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 to a report of a shooting in progress at a cigar lounge ‘The Humidor’ at 1600 Ogden Avenue in Lisle. Police upon arrival, discovered multiple victims who required emergency medical treatment. The victims were transported to area hospitals, and the shooter was discovered dead at the scene. At 11:49 p.m. Lisle Police Department posted on their official Facebook page that the incident was contained to the business and that “there is no danger to the community.”

Police did not initially provide details about the circumstances of the shooting, but provided updated information at 4:57 a.m.

The offender responsible for the shooting at 1600 Ogden Avenue was identified as Lisa V. McMullan, age 51, of 1400 East 55th Place in Chicago’s Hyde Park — a neighborhood that includes the Museum of Science and Industry to the east of her residence. She died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Lisle Police Officers were dispatched to the Humidor of Lisle, 1600 Ogden Avenue, to a report of a shooting in progress. Responding officers arrived at 10:14 p.m., secured the scene, and provided medical aid to injured victims. The incident was contained to a single room within the building, and no other persons were injured or involved in the shooting.

Three people were transported to area hospitals (Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove and Edward Hospital in Naperville), and one person was found dead at the scene. Among the three shooting victims, a 51 year-old male was pronounced deceased at an area hospital. He was identified as retired Illinois State Police trooper Gregory Rieves. The two other victims were admitted to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Illinois State Police acknowledged in a release that the two wounded and hospitalized victims are 1) retired Special Agent Lloyd Graham, age 55, and 2) current ISP District Chicago veteran Trooper Kaiton Bullock, age 48. The Illinois State Police release described their injuries as serious injuries, but added that both victims are hospitalized in “stable condition.” Both are expected to recover.

Lisle police could not initially provide a motive, but were aware that the shooter knew the victims, and had visited the cigar lounge with them before.

Lisle police released that the shooting was captured on a surveillance video, and was reviewed by officers at the scene. The video shows several people seated in a media room watching a big-screen television.

Without any apparent provocation at the scene, a woman seated in a chair behind the victims stood up, lifted a handgun and shot Rieves in the back of the head. She then fired several rounds at the two other male victims, before fatally shooting herself in the head.

Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly announced at a Saturday morning news conference at the DuPage County Coroner’s Office in Wheaton that 51-year-old retired Trooper Gregory Rieves died following the shooting that injured two other Illinois State Police personnel.

Off-duty Trooper Kaiton Bullock, 48, has served for 22 years with the Illinois State Police — assigned to District Chicago.

“Obviously for the men and women who serve in the Illinois State Police, it’s part and parcel to deal with crime and violence on a regular basis. It is not always expected that when they’re off duty, they may have to deal with that sort of violence.”

— lllinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly

Rieves retired in March 2019 after a 25-year career with state police.

“I think he’s someone who was so well loved by everyone who worked with him. He was known to be a great personality and many people thought very fondly of him.”

— lllinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly

Kelly asked the public to keep Lloyd Graham and Kaiton Bullock in their prayers as they recover.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen were also present at the news conference.

Several area police departments assisted with the response and investigation, including the DuPage Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigation Team (MERIT), the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office and DuPage coroner’s office, according to the Lisle Police Department.

Gregory Rieves, retired Illinois State Trooper shot and killed in cigar lounge in Lisle (SOURCE: Illinois State Police)
Gregory Rieves, retired Illinois State Trooper shot and killed in cigar lounge in Lisle (SOURCE: Illinois State Police).



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