Armed robber shot to death by Wauconda clerk identified

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Justin Greenenwald, mugshot from a previous arrest.
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WAUCONDA, Ill. (WLS) -- The Lake County Medical Examiner has identified the armed robber shot and killed by a convenience store clerk in Wauconda as Justin Greenenwald, 30, of Ingleside, Ill.

Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd said Greenenwald was shot four times as he attempted to rob the Kwick Shop in Wauconda. Police say Greenenwald, wearing a mask, entered the store with a firearm drawn, pointed it at the clerk and a customer and demanded money. The 24-year-old clerk, police say, retrieved a gun hidden behind the counter as the customer fled and fired, fatally wounding Greenenwald.

Rudd said Greenenwald was armed with an air gun.

Police arrived shortly after, responding to a 911 call about a robbery in progress. Greenenwald was taken to Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill., and pronounced dead around 9:40 p.m.

Public records show Greenenwald was convicted of armed robbery in 2011 and sentenced to nine years in prison; police say he was on parole when he attempted to rob the Kiwck Shop. Public Records also show previous convictions for armed robbery, drug offenses and theftin Lake and McHenry counties.

Wauconda police are investigating the incident.