Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Chasing Down Twins, Fatally Shooting One and Injuring Other

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office


May 12, 2022


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



Lynell P. Glover

Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Chasing Down Twins, Fatally Shooting One and Injuring Other 

(Lake County, IL) Late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, a Round Lake Beach man was sentenced to 21 years in prison for fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy and injuring another, who he confronted after finding them in his stolen car.  

Lynell P. Glover was convicted by a jury of one count of second-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm on March 29, 2022.  

We appreciate that the judge understood the seriousness of this attack and the magnitude of this unnecessary tragedy. Mr. Glover planned to attack the teenagers prior to finding them and was in control from the moment he pointed the gun at them that night. Glover decided to take a life over his car being stolen days earlier, and nothing more. Our legal system and our common morality have always valued life over property. Mr. Glover’s premediated vigilantism was condemned by our legal system and our community. Our trial team did an amazing job, and we will continue to support the Awad family.” State's Attorney Eric Rinehart said. 

Glover originally reported his vehicle stolen on December 30, 2020. On January 3, 2021, he learned his vehicle was near a Speedway gas station in Volo. He followed the vehicle, which was occupied by two 17-year-old twins from Carol Stream, southbound on Route 12 until it ran out of gas. Glover chased the boys down and shot them as they were running. One of the victims, Anthony Awad, sustained three gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other teen had a gunshot wound on his leg and was transported to a nearby hospital.  

With the offenses carrying six to thirty years in prison, prosecutors Jeff Facklam and Lauren Callinan asked Judge Mark L. Levitt that Glover be sentenced to 25 years. Defense attorneys asked that he serve the minimum sentence of six years.  

The defendant’s family and friends were in the courtroom during the sentence hearing. Assistant State’s Attorney, Lauren Callinan, read victim impact statements by the victim’s father and brother that stated how “bad” Glover messed up their lives and how Anthony Awad meant a great deal to both of them. Defense attorneys called eight witnesses to provide testimony to be considered when sentencing.  

During the hearing, Judge Levitt said there were no second chances when it came to taking someone’s life. He stated that Glover did not have to go out that night and act as a vigilante and emphasized that property should never be valued over life.  

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