Gun charge filed against suspect in Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve death
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — A Highland Park man is among two people suspected of being involved in a deadly confrontation over the weekend.
Authorities in Lake County linked Nicholas Caban, 20, and an unidentified 18-year-old to the death of 45-year-old Matthew Ascaridis, whose body was found in the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve Saturday morning, in the first block of Cliff Road, according to police.
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Ascaridis lived in the area and approached the suspects because they were loud on the lakeshore around 1 a.m., police said.
The verbal altercation turned violent and ended with injuries to all three, police said.
Authorities found a semi-automatic pistol with no serial number while searching Caban’s home. The firearm discovered was not the weapon used in the death of Ascaridis, police added.
A Lake County judge on Monday ordered Caban to be held on a $100,000 bond.
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