An investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead early Saturday in Vernon Hills. Authorities said the shooting occurred after a Vernon Hills police officer responded to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of Marimac Lane at 1:38 a.m. and found a man in the garage armed with a rifle.
Police were dispatched to meet with an adult male who had been involved in the dispute.
“During the encounter, the police officer engaged the man and fired at him,” according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime Task Force. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.