Two more men have been arrested in connection with the August 16 shooting, robbery that sparked a large police manhunt search in Zion.
Zion Police Chief Stephen Dumyahn said that the shooting was the result of a planned drug robbery in which four suspects had planned to steal a half-ounce of marijuana from the two victims. All four suspects are now in custody.
Police and firefighters/paramedics were called at around 11:30 a.m. on August 16 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 said 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. Officials said that two of the suspects were located in the house and were taken into custody.
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. They are being held on a $500,000 bond each.
Two warrants were issued for two more suspects. On Monday, the third suspect, Kyle Q. Wright, 22, of the 1700 block of Grove Avenue in North Chicago, was arrested by Lake County Sheriff Warrants Team in the 3000 block of Arthur Court in Waukegan. Wright is currently being held on a $500,000 bond as well.
On Wednesday, the fourth suspect, Darius M. Hill, 19, of the 2300 block of Joanna Avenue in Zion, was arrested by Lake County Sheriff Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals at a trailer park in the 9000 block of Sheridan Road in Kenosha where he fled to try and avoid arrest. When authorities made entry to the trailer, Hill attempted to flee from a window however he was taken into custody. Hill was transported to the Kenosha County Jail where he remains held pending an extradition hearing.