July 15, 2017-A Lowell man is dead after what appears to be a domestic dispute early this morning. Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has confirmed the death and stated that the case is being investigated as a homicide. According to information derived from the scanner, police were called to the 17000 block of Mount Street just after 2:30 a.m. for a report of a man who was shot in the chest. The dispatcher advised at the time of the call that she believed the shooter was still on scene. The dispatcher later advised that a male and a female were walking out of the residence with their hands up.
A report from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey states that 27 year old Cody Klotz of the 100 block of S. Liberty Street, Lowell was pronounced dead at the scene. Time of death was listed as 4:00 a.m. and gun shot wounds were noted. The case is being investigated as a homicide according to the report.