Round Lake Beach Man Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder After Claim of Self-Defense Shooting of 2 Auto Thieves

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Lynell P. Glover (Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Lynell P. Glover (Lake County Sheriff’s Office).

A Lake County jury on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. found Lynell P. Glover guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault after he shot twin 17 year-old males, who had stolen his car. One of the Carol Stream twins was shot dead, and the other was wounded in the leg.

Anthony Awad was shot three times and died. Jonathan Awad was shot once in the leg and survived.




Glover’s attorneys argued that Glover wrestled the teens’ gun from one of the teens and shot them with their own gun in self-defense. The prosecution argued that Glover brought his own gun, shot the teens when they attempted to run away, and then hid the gun.

“Mr. Glover started the fight, shot the boys after the altercation, and then hid the gun afterwards. The jury correctly saw that Mr. Glover was wrong to take the law into his own hands.”

— Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart

“I am thrilled that justice was served by the jury in this case. I am proud of the collaboration between my office that the Lake County State’s Attorney who worked diligently to present this case to a jury. No one is above the law, nor should anyone take the law into their own hands. I hope this brings closure to the family as they continue on their healing process.”

— Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg

The jury began deliberating the case just before 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2022 and continued until about 10:30 p.m. when the jury was sent home. Jury deliberations continued Friday and Monday, and the verdict was reached 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

James Schwarzbach and Kris Nordby are the defense attorneys for Lynell Glover.

Glover is scheduled to appear on May 5, 2022 before Lake County Circuit Court Judge Mark Levitt for a possible sentencing hearing.

1 Teen Dead; 1 Seriously Wounded

During a shooting investigation after a fight and shooting that killed one teen and seriously injured another, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was in close communication with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charge of obstruction of justice (class 4 felony) for Lynell P. Glover, 35, of the 2300 block of North Old Pond Lane, Round Lake Beach.

Glover was initially scheduled to appear in bond court Monday afternoon, January 4, 2020 at 1:30PM in courtroom T020.

All charging decisions were at the sole discretion of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives investigated incident.

State’s Attorney Rinehart said, “Chiefs Jeff Facklam and Lauren Callinan did an amazing job in this trial. Our team of investigators, victim witness coordinators, and additional ASAs (Assistant State’s Attorneys) also worked tirelessly on this case. I want to commend my staff for their professionalism, poise, and victim-centered focus in handling this case.”

“Our team worked closely with law enforcement as the investigation was developing in the early morning hours of January 3. The Sheriff’s Department did an outstanding job from the time they got the call until we secured this verdict,” Rinehart added.

One teen is dead and another injured after a fight occurred when a Round Lake Beach Man found the two in his stolen vehicle early Sunday morning and ended up shooting the teens during the fight (CBS Chicago).

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 12 and Route 120, Volo, for a possible fight in progress. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived quickly and located three individuals in a parking lot in the 30400 block of Route 12, Volo near the Platinum Auto Body and Collision business. Two of the individuals sustained gunshot wounds and one of those two were deceased at the scene. The third individual had minor injuries.




Wauconda and Fox Lake firefighter/paramedics responded to the scene to treat and/or transport the injured victims. One victim was down near the parking lot. Another victim was down on Route 12 nearby. One victim was dead at the scene; another was transported by paramedics to a nearby hospital. A third victim, Lynell Glover, refused transportation by paramedics.

Preliminary investigation showeds that a 35-year-old man of Round Lake Beach, Lynell Glover, had his vehicle stolen several days prior to the shooting. At approximately 2:45 a.m. this morning, he located his stolen vehicle in the area of Route 12 and Route 120. The vehicle was occupied by two 17-year-old males of Carol Stream. The two fled from the 35-year-old in the stolen vehicle, but the vehicle ran out of gas approximately one-mile south of Route 120. The two pulled into a parking lot in the block of 30400 Route 12 in Volo.




A struggle ensued between the three males. During the struggle, one of the males produced a firearm and it was discharged multiple times. One of the 17-year-old males, Anthony Awad, was struck by the gunfire and later pronounced deceased at the scene. The other 17-year-old, Jonathan Awad, was struck by the gunfire and sustained serious injuries. That male was transported to an area hospital for his injuries. The 35-year-old, Lynell Glover, sustained minor non-gunshot wounds and did not need medical treatment. He remained at the scene.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office had no reason to believe there were other individuals involved in the shooting incident, and there was no immediate threat to the surrounding community, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed, and another teenager wounded by gunfire, during a fight over a stolen car in far north suburban Volo early Sunday morning according to police.




The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy for the deceased 17-year-old was tentatively scheduled for the following day.

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