Man Convicted of Murder for Chasing Down Twins, Fatally Shooting One and Injuring Other 

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office


March 30, 2022


For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Spagnolo
(224) 374-2376

Lynell P. Glover, 35, of Round Lake Beach

Lynell P. Glover

Man Convicted of Murder for Chasing Down Twins, Fatally Shooting One and Injuring Other 

(Lake County, IL) - On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the jury in the Lynell P. Glover trial returned “guilty” verdicts after 33 hours of deliberations, for second degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the 2021 shooting death of Anthony Awad, 17, and Awad's surviving twin brother Jonathan. 

"We are satisfied with the verdict and hope this provides the family with some closure even though Anthony can't be brought back," State's Attorney Eric Rinehart said. "Mr. Glover armed himself and looked for the two teenagers who stole his car four days earlier. When he found them in the stalled car, he initiated the fight, shot them as they fled, and hid the gun. The jury correctly saw that Glover was wrong to take the law into his own hands.”

Rinehart explained, “The critical fact for our team in initially charging this case was that both boys were shot while running away from Glover. Mr. Glover was in control and faced no danger at the time he fired. The offender also admitted that he shot the boys to keep them from fleeing.” 

Glover faces up to 30 years in prison at 85% at sentencing.

The shooting occurred in the early hours of Jan. 3, 2021, after Glover ignored law enforcement’s directive to not pursue his stolen vehicle, which had been taken on December 30. Glover had been notified by a friend that his car was spotted at a gas station near the intersection of Route 12 and Route 120 the day of the shooting.

The then 17-year-old brothers attempted to flee from Glover, but the vehicle ran out of gas as the teens were pulling into a parking lot in the 30400 block of Route 12.

A struggle ensued between all three males and when the Awad brothers broke away to flee Glover discharged the firearm four times, striking Anthony three times and killing him, and injuring Jonathan.

Police recovered the gun from a sewer at the site of the shooting after Glover attempted to conceal it.

State’s Attorney Rinehart said, “Chiefs Jeff Facklam and Lauren Callinan did an amazing job in this trial. Our team of investigators, victim witness coordinators, and additional ASAs also worked tirelessly on this case. I want to commend my staff for their professionalism, poise, and victim-centered focus in handling this case.”

“Our team worked closely with law enforcement as the investigation was developing in the early morning hours of January 3. The Sheriff’s Department did an outstanding job from the time they got the call until we secured this verdict,” Rinehart added. 

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said of the verdict, “I am thrilled that justice was served by the jury in this case. I am proud of the collaboration between my office that the Lake County State’s Attorney who worked diligently to present this case to a jury. No one is above the law, nor should anyone take the law into their own hands. I hope this brings closure to the family as they continue on their healing process.” 

Glover is scheduled to appear on May 5 before Lake County Circuit Court Judge Mark Levitt for a possible sentencing hearing.


Lake County State's Attorney's Office
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085  
Phone: (847) 377-3000