1 dead, 1 in critical condition after Fox Lake restaurant shooting

A man is dead and another is wounded after an argument between brothers led to a shooting at a Fox Lake restaurant Tuesday afternoon. 

At about 1:05 p.m., Fox Lake police officers responded to Dockers located in the 100 block of West Grand Avenue for a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they located a 63-year-old man deceased outside the restaurant. A 56-year-old man was also located outside the restaurant. He was critically injured, police said. 

According to preliminary information, the two men are brothers and were previous co-owners of the restaurant. The 63-year-old man traveled to the restaurant, which his brother still owned, to confront his brother about an ongoing feud.

During an argument in the kitchen, the 63-year-old man shot his brother.

The 56-year-old then fled outside, but his brother followed him and continued shooting. He then collapsed outside after being shot multiple times.

"I heard five gunshots. Next thing I saw was a man bent over in the grass over here," said neighbor Sandra Wilson.


The 63-year-old then fatally shot himself outside the restaurant before the arrival of first responders.

The medical examiners office has identified him as Marciano Martinez.

"It was absolutely horrible, nothing you would think would happen here," said Wilson.

Long-time family friend Donald Kmiec says the younger brother, identified as Mario Martinez, is an asset to the community, very generous and kind to all of his patrons.

The family-owned restaurant has been in the area for more than 20 years hosting various community events.

Martinez remains in critical condition at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. 

FOX Lake Detectives are investigating.