An Illinois man using a leaf blower on his property was allegedly shot and killed by his neighbor this month, becoming the latest in a string of shooting victims purportedly targeted while doing everyday tasks.
William Martys was found dead in his Antioch Township driveway around 7:35 p.m. on April 12 with a gunshot wound to his head, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
After an investigation, authorities on Tuesday arrested Martys' 79-year-old neighbor, Ettore Lacchei, who they say allegedly approached Martys and began arguing with him.
During the dispute, Lacchei allegedly shot and killed Martys, according to police.
"Our condolences go out to the family and friends of William Martys, who was senselessly murdered," said Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg.
Lacchei is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bond in the county jail.
Ettore Lacchei was arrested for shooting William Martys in his driveway around 7:35 p.m. on April 12 with a gunshot wound to his head. »