Deputies who shot Gerald Boyes placed on administrative leave
Authorities say four sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative leave after they fatally shot a Florida fugitive in northern Illinois.
Fifty-three-year-old Gerald Robert Boyes was wanted in Florida for a parole violation, as well as in Kentucky in the double homicide of his father and his father’s girlfriend.
The four sheriff’s deputies from McHenry and Lake counties confronted and attempted to arrest Boyes early Saturday in the parking lot of a pizzeria in Antioch.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force says Boyes brandished a handgun and the deputies opened fire. The task force says a gun was found in his possession after the shooting.
All four deputies are on leave while the shooting is investigated.