A man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for shooting and killing a 24-year-old woman after she rammed his unoccupied vehicle at a party in Waukegan in 2017.
Farid S. Rakin, 52, of Waukegan, was found guilty of first-degree murder for the June 5, 2017 shooting death of Ciera Q. Davis, 24, of Waukegan.
The shooting took place in the early morning hours in the 1600 block of 11th Street in Waukegan at a house party.
Rakin and Davis, who were in a relationship together, got into a fight at the party over allegations that Rakin cheated on Davis with another woman, prosecutors said.
Davis got into her vehicle and rammed it into Rakin’s car, which was unoccupied. Rakin fired seven shots at Davis, striking her twice, as she drove away from the scene, prosecutors said.
Davis was transported to an area hospital by a friend and later died of her injuries.
Police initially charged a Kenosha woman, in addition to Rakin, with first-degree murder but the charge was dropped after detectives developed additional information on the incident.
Rakin was taken into custody more than two months after the shooting at a motel in Racine, Wisconsin.
Rakin was sentenced by Lake County Judge Patricia Fix on Thursday to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He will receive three years of credit for time served in the Lake County jail.
“I wish everyone would have walked away that night, but we can’t turn the clock back,” Fix said, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The paper reported that Rakin made a brief statement of apology to members of the Davis family in court.
“I lost a brother to gun violence, and I know the pain it caused my family. I know my apology may not be accepted, and I wouldn’t blame them,” Rakin said.