A Chicago man was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals after he was charged with shooting at a group of people in Beach Park.
Demarcus Griffin, 20, of the 9200 block of South Kingston Avenue in Chicago, was charged with four counts of felony aggravated discharge of a firearm.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded on March 1 to the 39100 block of North Lewis Avenue in Beach Park for a shooting.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that three people were walking southbound on Lewis Avenue when Griffin shot at them.
Nobody was struck by the gunfire. Covelli said that the shooting was targeting a new boyfriend of someone Griffin was previously in a relationship with.
A $500,000 arrest warrant was issued for Griffin and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force began a fugitive apprehension investigation.
The Sheriff’s Warrants Team learned Griffin was living at an apartment in the 9200 block of South Kingston Avenue in Chicago.
On Wednesday, members of the Sheriff’s Warrants Team located Griffin inside the residence and took him into custody without incident. He was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm along with a 50-round drum magazine for that weapon, Covelli said.
Griffin was transported to the Chicago Police Department for processing on the new charges and is being held in the Cook County Jail.