Man charged in gas station shootout that killed 14-year-old boy in North Chicago
NORTH CHICAGO, Illinois - A man is facing charges after a 14-year-old boy was killed during a shootout at a gas station in suburban North Chicago on Sunday, police said.
The boy was identified as Lavon’ta Brown of North Chicago, according to the Lake County coroner’s office.
Brown exchanged gunfire with 18-year-ol Amireon C. Williams in a car at a Citgo parking lot in the 1000 block of Jackson Street around 5:15 p.m., North Chicago police said in a statement.
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Brown was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead later at a hospital, police said.
The people in the car drove away but crashed at a Waukegan Hope Depot parking lot after trying to outrun Waukegan police officers. Three suspects were arrested after running inside the business.
Williams was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is due in court Tuesday.
The murder was being investigated by North Chicago police and the Lake County Major Crime Task Force.