An investigation led by the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is underway after a 45-year-old man was found dead Saturday morning on the shore of a beach in Highland Park. After preliminary reports, authorities said they determined two other people were involved in the incident.
Officials said the victim, who lived near the area, came out to speak with individuals who allegedly made noise on the shore around 1 a.m. Saturday.
After the man approached the individuals, officials said they got into a “violent” confrontation, which resulted in the man’s death, authorities said.
The other two people involved in the incident were 20- and 18-year-old men, officials said. Both men were hospitalized with injuries sustained during the confrontation and are talking to investigators.
Initially, Highland Park Police were called at around 5.10am Saturday to the 100 block of Cliff Road to reports that an unconscious man was lying on the beach.
Police determined the incident occurred at the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, located at 117 Sheridan Rd. in the unincorporated Lake Forest.
Police said additional information will be released as it becomes available.