Winthrop Harbor Police Department

PRESS RELEASE


January 3, 2012: Aggravated Battery With Firearm Arrest

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Arrest-


On January 1, 2012 at approximately 2:46 am, Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Lewis Avenue for a report of shots fired. Officers from the Zion Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff's Office also responded. Once officers arrived on scene it was discovered that a 21 year old male subject had suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, and the offender had already fled the scene. The victim was transported to Vista East Medical Center and was released later in the day.

A short time later Jeremaih A. Lee, 20 of Zion, and Keri L. May, 18 of Zion were taken into custody. Lee was later charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (Class X felony), Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (Class 1 felony) and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Firearm (Class 4 felony). May was charged with Obstructing Justice (Class 4 felony). Both Lee and May were transported to the Lake County Jail were they were being held on bond.

Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Persons named herein are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

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