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Two men charged for shooting two people during robbery in Zion

Tyrique D. Friar (left) and Cody M. Longo (right)
Tyrique D. Friar (left) and Cody M. Longo (right)

Two men have been charged after shooting two other men during a robbery in Zion last Wednesday morning.

Police and firefighters/paramedics were called at around 11:30 a.m. to the rear of the Zion Police Department at 2101 Salem Boulevard for two people who were shot. It was learned that the victims, 18-years-old and 25-years-old, drove themselves to the police station from the shooting scene.

Police officials say the shooting and robbery occurred near 24th Street and Joppa Avenue in Zion.

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was called to transport one of the victims to a trauma center. The second victim was ground transported to the hospital by ambulance. The two victims both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Zion police said that witnesses reported seeing several subjects run from the scene and into a house in the 2300 block of Joanna Avenue. Two subjects were thought to have fled from the house, police said.

The Zion Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and the Winthrop Harbor Police Department setup a perimeter to look for the two subjects who fled from the house. One subject was taken into custody and the second subject who ran from the house was not located, authorities said.

Officials said that two other subjects were located in the house in the 2300 block of Joanna and were also taken into custody.

Out of the multiple people taken into custody, two of them have been officially charged, police said. Tyrique D. Friar and Cody M. Longo, both 18-years-old and Zion residents, are facing felony charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and armed robbery, according to Zion police.

According to Zion police, preliminary information from the investigation shows that the victims knew the offenders and there is believed to be no danger to the general public.

Both suspects appeared in bond court on Friday and were ordered held on a $500,000 bond each.

Police officials say the shooting and robbery occurred near 24th Street and Joppa Avenue in Zion.
Police officials say the shooting and robbery occurred near 24th Street and Joppa Avenue in Zion.

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