LOCKPORT TWP. (STMW) - Authorities are searching for a man suspected of the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man during a drug deal Wednesday night near southwest suburban Lockport.
A first-degree murder warrant was issued Thursday for 19-year-old Tariq J. Pinnick for the shooting that happened about 11:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Barry Avenue in unincorporated Lockport Township, according to the Will County sheriff’s office.
Deputies responding to a call of shots fired found Dylan Somma unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest in the front yard of a home, sheriff’s police said.
Somma was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives think Somma, a Romeoville resident, was in the area to buy drugs when he got into a fight with Pinnick, who shot him once in the chest, police said.
Pinnick’s home is on Riverview Avenue, about a block north of the scene of the shooting, police said.
Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at (815) 727-8575. Anonymous tips can be left online at www.willcosheriff.org and www.crimestoppersofwillcounty.com.