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updated: 3/3/2014 1:55 PM

Plea deal considered in Round Lake Beach shooting

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  • Dustin S. Neal

      Dustin S. Neal


A 20-year-old man accused of shooting another man in Round Lake Beach is considering a plea deal in the case, his attorney said in Lake County court Monday.

Later, attorney Barry Boches said he could not comment on the details of the deal offered to Dustin Neal, of the 1600 block of Brentwood Drive in Round Lake Beach. Boches said his client is expected to return to court Friday with a final decision for Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes.

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Neal is held in lieu of $500,000 bail after being charged with a single count of aggravated battery with a firearm and three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

If found guilty of the most serious aggravated battery with a firearm charge, he could be sentenced to up to 60 years in jail. The other charges carry a 15-year prison sentence.

Neal is accused of shooting a 21-year-old man at Fairfield and Mayfield roads at 8:12 p.m. on July 29.

Witnesses described Neal as the gunman, authorities said, then provided police with his location in Fox River Grove.

Neal was captured the next day through a coordinated task force involving the Round Lake Beach police, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Fox River Grove Police Department.

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