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4th suspect arrested in fatal Waukegan Walmart parking lot shooting

Rashaan M. Wade

The fourth suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting in a Waukegan Walmart parking lot has been arrested in California by U.S. Marshals.

Police announced on Monday that on January 4 the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals arrested Rashaan M. Wade, 20, of Waukegan, on an arrest warrant for first-degree murder. Wade is currently in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and is awaiting extradition to Illinois.

Wade is the fourth person who was arrested and charged with murder after a man was shot to death on December 11 during a drug deal in a Walmart parking lot in Waukegan.

The Waukegan Police Department was called around 6 p.m. on December 11 to a report of a traffic crash and shots fired call in the Walmart parking lot at 3900 Fountain Square Place.

According to police radio traffic, the victim was possibly hit by a vehicle and shot. The victim had a head injury and CPR was being performed before firefighters/paramedics arrived.

Screengrab from video posted by Candice Damron.
Screengrab from a video posted by Candice Damron.

However, police have not yet confirmed those details. Waukegan Police Department Chief Wayne Walles said that police were called to a shots fired call and found a person shot in the east side of the parking lot. The man was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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Waukegan Police Department Chief Wayne Walles said that the incident was isolated and the shooting was a result of a drug deal.

According to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper, the man killed in the shooting was Jovan DuBose, 23, of Park City. An autopsy performed showed that DuBose died from injuries related to the gunshot wound(s).

Shajuan Garrett, Octavis Jones, Gerard Wade, and Rashaan Wade (from left to right)
Shajuan Garrett, Octavis Jones, Gerard Wade, and Rashaan Wade (from left to right)

Octavis Jones, 21, of Waukegan, Shajuan Garrett, 18, of Zion, and Gerard Wade, 22, of North Chicago were also charged with first-degree murder.

Jones, Garrett, and Gerard Wade appeared in bond court. Jones and Garrett are being held on a $3 million bond. Gerard Wade is being held on a $5 million bond. Police said that Rashaan Wade’s arrest warrant carried a $3 million bond.

The investigation is ongoing by the Waukegan Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department at 847-360-9001.


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