Illinois Teenager Gunned Down 64-Year-Old Man With 'Ghost Gun' In Forest Reserve, Police Say

Source: Cook County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Jaylen Lewis.

Nov. 26 2022, Published 4:30 p.m. ET

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A teenager who police say gunned down a 64-year-old man with a "ghost gun" in an Illinois suburban forest preserve was arrested, according to police.

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WGN-TV reported that police arrested Jaylen Lewis, 19, of Calumet City, Illinois on Nov. 22 when they found a Chevy Malibu stuck in dense brush while trying to go in reserve. Officers had been called to a shots fired incident at around 12:25 p.m. at the Green Lake Woods Forest Preserve.

Police say Lewis tossed a gun, which was later determined to be a "ghost gun," a weapon with no serial number that is put together from parts, and backpack.

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According to WGN, police then found a 64-year-old man from Lansing shot dead on the ground.

Lewis is charged with first-degree murder.


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