Man fatally shot by federal agent in Zion identified

ZION, Ill. — A federal agent fatally shot a man in the northern suburbs Thursday, officials said.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified the victim as 19-year-old Dishon McBride, from Waukegan, Ill. He died of a single gunshot wound, according to a preliminary autopsy. Toxicology results are pending.

Police said several people approached the agent as he sat in his car in the 3000 block of Ezekiel Avenue around 6 a.m. Thursday in Zion, Ill.

Officials said a person wearing a bandana pulled out a gun. The agent then shot the man through the window. Other members of the group ran away.

WGN has learned the agent works for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The agent was taken to the hospital, but his condition is unknown.

The incident is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Zion police at 847-872-8000.