Coroner: Man killed by Round Lake officer had LSD in his system

  • Michael R. Musson Jr.

    Michael R. Musson Jr.

Updated 3/31/2017 11:37 AM

The man shot to death by a Round Lake police officer in September had the hallucinogen LSD in his system, according to a coroner's report.

The Lake County News-Sun reported Michael R. Musson Jr., 22, of Grayslake, was on LSD when police shot him four times. Musson also had scratches and bruises on his face.


The Grayslake man's death is still under investigation by the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. Lake County sheriff's police Sgt. Christopher Covelli, a spokesman for the task force, told the Daily Herald on Friday it's anticipated a case file will be given to the state's attorney's office for review next week.

Covelli said the major crime task force serves as an independent investigative body for officer-involved shootings in Lake County. The task force does not render an opinion in cases, but rather collects evidence and information that's sent to prosectors.

Police were called around 10:50 p.m. Sept. 2 for a report of someone pounding on townhouse doors on the 0-100 block of North Macgillis Drive.

When police arrived, Musson -- who was holding a glass shard -- confronted the Round Lake officer and they struggled, authorities said. The officer then shot Musson.

Musson was on probation for a 2013 case, in which he was accused, with three other people, of attacking a pair of Lake County sheriff's deputies and a detective during a drug investigation.

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