Last Friday, police found 30-year-old David Gorski dead inside his car that was stopped on the center median of Milwaukee Avenue near Hollister Drive.
Gorski had been killed by a bullet that went through his right arm and into his chest.
Investigators learned that Gorski had been on a date with an unnamed woman earlier that evening, and that the couple had visited the AMC Hawthorn 12 theater half a mile away in Vernon Hills.
During their interview with the woman, she told police about 37-year-old Kenneth Seplak. She claimed Seplak was a prior acquaintance of hers who has been stalking her and had shown up uninvited to her home on a previous occasion.
Police found Seplak at his home on Saturday and checked his mobile phone’s GPS records. They discovered he was at the Vernon Hills theater at the same time as Gorski and his date, and near the location where Gorski had been shot.
The records also showed he made a stop at a home where a man said he found a bag in his car that contained a .38-caliber handgun and ammunition.
After turning these over to investigators, tests would prove the bullet recovered from Gorski matched the weapon, and that gunshot residue from the weapon matched what was found on Seplak.
Seplak was subsequently arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held in the Lake County jail on $3 million bond. His next court date is scheduled for Jan. 25.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said they are taking extra precautions to protect the woman, but that they don’t believe anyone else was involved in Gorski’s murder.Tags: Crime, date, David Gorski, Illinois, Kenneth Seplak, Murder, Shooting, stalker