Joliet Police identify shooter in 2012 boxing club murder
By Janet Lundquist and Kate McCann email@example.com October 7, 2013 9:10PM
Updated: November 9, 2013 6:25AM
Joliet police have issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected of killing a Lockport man during a robbery outside a boxing club in August 2012.
Kenneth G. Edwards, 45, who resides in an unincorporated area outside Joliet, shot Sean D. McGinn as part of a robbery that went wrong, police Lt. Brian Dupuis said. Also charged in McGinn’s death is Jermain Bennett, 39, who was McGinn’s business partner, and faces charges of murder and drug conspiracy.
Meanwhile, McGinn’s mother said someone tampered with her car the last time she attended a court appearance for Bennett, according to Tinley Park police. Janet Anderson, of Tinley Park, told village police that someone loosened the lug nuts on the front tires of her car Oct. 3 when she was at the Will County Courthouse.
She also said someone called her home twice the same night, asked if she was there and then hung up, and she got another hang-up call at home Oct. 5, according to police, who advised her to request a phone tap. Joliet police plan to follow up on Anderson’s complaints as well, Dupuis said.
McGinn, 39, of Lockport, was shot and killed outside the KO Zone Boxing Club, 218 E. Cass St., Joliet, that he and Bennett operated. Joliet police said the two met there about 11 p.m. Aug. 9, 2012, and McGinn believed they had brokered a deal to buy cocaine but Bennett never had the drugs and planned to rob his partner.
When McGinn arrived and parked behind the gym to meet with Bennett, he was shot twice outside the building by Edwards, according to police. They said Bennett took a large amount of cash from McGinn’s vehicle.
Bennett was arrested the day after McGinn was found dead outside the building, police said, and Edwards is now being sought.