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Man Killed After Asking Lake Visitors to Shut Up: IL Cops


An Illinois man was killed in a fight near his home in the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve after he went to ask a group of people to be quiet, according to police.

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A nighttime noise confrontation cost an Illinois man his life, police told the media.

A group of people gathered along the Lake Michigan shoreline after midnight on Saturday, September 17, were be too loud for a nearby resident, but when he left his house to go talk to them, he did not return, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve police told WFLD.

An investigation was launched after police received a call about a “unconscious” man lying on the shore of the lake around 5:10 a.m., authorities said in a statement. After arriving at the scene, police quickly determined the man was dead.

The 45-year-old man had died a “violent deathpolice told television station WLS.

The man lived in the Fort Sheridan Forest Reserve area and had gone out around 1 a.m. to ask some people near the shoreline to be quiet, the outlet reported.

A fight broke out between the man and at least two other men on the beach, and he was killed, WFLD reported.

Two men, ages 18 and 20, were hospitalized with injuries and are speaking with police, the station reported.

There is still an ongoing investigation.

the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve it is approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.

Mitchell Willetts is a real-time news reporter covering the US hub for McClatchy. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and is an outdoor enthusiast living in Texas.


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