Round Lake Beach officer shot while intervening in domestic altercation

The officer was shot in the leg while trying to break up a fight between two adult relatives, police said.

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A man was arrested March 19, 2021, and charged in connection with a fatal crash from October 2020 in Lake County.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force is investigating after a cop was shot March 15, 2020, in Round Lake Beach.

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A police officer was shot while intervening in a domestic incident Sunday in north suburban Round Lake Beach.

About 1 p.m., officers were called to a home for a domestic battery, Round Lake Beach police said. Two adult relatives were fighting outside the home.

An officer intervened, and one of the adults turned the attack on them, police said. The man tried reaching for the officer’s gun, and it went off while it was still in its holster.

The officer was hit in the leg, and his condition was stabilized, police said. His injuries were not life-threatening. 

The suspect wasn’t hurt and was taken into custody, police said.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force will conduct an independent investigation of the incident. 

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