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CEDAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — Murder charges have been filed after a 27-year-old Lowell man was found shot to death early Saturday, authorities said.

Cody Klotz, of Lowell, was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. Saturday, the Lake County coroner's office stated in a news release. 

Detectives swiftly filed murder charges after the incident against Charles E. Bayne, 21, also of Lowell, according to Mark Back, Lake County Sheriff's spokesman.

Back said police responded about 2:39 a.m. Saturday to the 17400 block of Mount Street in Cedar Creek Township to find Klotz dead at the scene. A firearm was recovered. 

No other details were immediately available Saturday night. 

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Public safety reporter

Lauren covers breaking news, crime and courts for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet covering government, public policy, and the region’s heroin epidemic. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.