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Police identify gunman who shot and killed 18-year-old in Mundelein

Alessis Botello, 18, of Wheeling, is wanted for the first-degree murder of Gavile Jackson, 18, of Mundelein.

Police have identified the gunman who fatally shot an 18-year-old man back in May in the parking lot of a Walgreens in Mundelein.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Alessis Botello, 18, of Wheeling, charging him with two counts of first-degree murder, court records show.

The Mundelein Police Department said that they identified Botello following an extensive investigation.

Botello is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Gavile Jackson, 18, of Mundelein, who died following a shooting around 12:55 p.m. May 28.

The shooting happened in the Walgreens parking lot, 345 North Lake Street in Mundelein.

Police investigate a fatal shooting in the parking lot of Walgreens in the 300 block of North Lake Street in Mundelein May 28, 2020. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Officers arrived and found Jackson suffering from at least one gunshot wound in a parking lot near the Walgreens. Police said the shooting was an “isolated incident” involving a small group of people.

Jackson had a planned meet-up in the parking lot of the Walgreens for some type of exchange with Botello.

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said that the exchange may have been drug-related.

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Botello arrived and exited the passenger seat of a vehicle before shooting Jackson. After the shooting, the suspect fled on foot and the driver of the vehicle fled in the vehicle.

Jackson suffered life-threatening wounds and was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was pronounced dead.

Gavile Jackson, 18, of Mundelein | Photo provided by Marquita Love.

“Based on the circumstances the victim appears to have been specifically targeted and this was not a random act of violence,” Mundelein police said in May.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force said that investigators used witness information and surveillance footage to identify Botello.

It is unclear why Mundelein police just now publicly identified Botello despite the fact that charges were filed against the man on June 1.

Anyone able to provide information regarding the whereabouts of Botello should contact Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222 or the Mundelein Police Department by calling Investigator Vekemans at 847-968-3795 or Investigator Guenther at 847-968-3793.


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