Victim Identified, More Information Released in Waukegan Homicide

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (6-8-21)

(Waukegan, IL)  Police in Waukegan are investigating a murder. The incident took place in the early morning hours of Sunday in the Bowen Park parking lot. A lone victim, identified as 18-year-old Ladarrius Cowart of Gurnee, was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner’s officials listed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators say they found several shell casings at the scene, but did not specify the number of casings, or what caliber they were. Authorities also believe some 50-70 people witnessed the shooting, but say none of those people have come forward. Anyone with information is being encouraged to contact Waukegan Police.