Man Shot Dead in his Winthrop Harbor Garage

by Tina Johansson

A 46-year-old Winthrop Harbor man was found shot to death Friday night, Jan. 6, in the garage of his home in the 3600 block of Creekside Court, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Christopher Covelli.

He was identified as Jeffrey S. Lalond by Lake County coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. The victim was taken to Vista East Hospital by Winthrop Harbor paramedics where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is expected to be performed Sunday by the coroner’s office to determine the cause of death.

Winthrop Harbor police officers were dispatched to the scene at about 8:45 p.m. They found the victim in his garage with a gunshot wound.

Winthrop Harbor requested the assistance of Lake County Major Crime Task Force to collect evidence and investigate the case. Anyone with information about the shooting should call Winthrop Harbor Police at 847.872.2131 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847.662.2222.

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