Brian Dorian, 37, of Crete, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the two-state shooting spree. Dorian is a Lynwood police officer on medical leave.
A 37-year-old Crete man has been charged in connection with the two-state shooting spree that left one man dead and two others wounded.
Brian Dorian, a Lynwood police officer on medical leave, was booked into Will County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder, the Will County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
The arrest happened about 1 a.m. at a home in Lynwood, Lake County Police Chief Marco Kuyachich said.
Though police received several tips, Kuyachich said a traffic stop made by an Indiana police officer led to a break in the case. He said officers stopped every truck that matched the description of the suspect’s truck.
According to police, Dorian was involved in a 2007 crash that resulted in the death of Dylan Drapeau, then a senior at Crete-Monee High School.
An off-duty Lynwood police officer who was speeding when his pickup truck slammed into a car on Illinois 394 in July, killing a Crete teenager, should be charged with vehicular homicide, the boy’s parents said Wednesday.
Dylan Drapeau, a gifted musician and senior at Crete-Monee High School, died after his Ford Focus was hit July 20 by a GMC Sierra driven by officer Brian Dorian.
An Illinois State Police accident reconstruction report completed last month concludes that Dorian was traveling at between 83 and 100 mph in a 55 mph zone when the crash occurred.
Dorian, 33, of Crete, has yet to be charged. Will County state’s attorney’s office spokesman Chuck Pelkie said the accident was "still under investigation."
The state police report places blame on both motorists, stating that Dorian was driving too fast and Drapeau failed to yield to Dorian’s right of way. Neither tested positive for alcohol or drugs.
But Drapeau’s parents, Ken and Sherry Drapeau, are suing Dorian and conducting their own investigation. They said their son, his high school class’s valedictorian who planned to study at the University of Chicago, was a "conscientious driver."