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2nd man charged in robbery, murder of Gurnee man

Donterrance M. Nixon, 22, and Jordae Wilson, 19, both of Waukegan.

A second man has been charged with murder after a 21-year-old Gurnee man was fatally shot in May during a drug deal that turned into a robbery, police said.

Jordae Wilson, 19, of the 2500 block of Jackson Street in Waukegan, and Donterrance M. Nixon, 22, of the 600 block of Lenox Avenue in Waukegan, are both facing charges of first-degree murder.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that Wilson and Nixon arranged a meeting with Elliot Jones, 21, of Gurnee, on May 29.

During the meeting, they robbed Jones and an occupant of their vehicle shot Jones, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.

The incident took place around 9:50 p.m. May 29 in the 36900 block of North Grandwood Drive in unincorporated Gurnee.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Gurnee Fire Department responded and found Jones with at least one gunshot wound to his body in front of his residence.

The man was unresponsive and sheriff’s deputies attempted lifesaving efforts on him before paramedics arrived.

Paramedics transported the man to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was later pronounced dead.

Sheriff’s detectives and deputies investigate after a man was fatally shot in the 36900 block of North Grandwood Drive in Gurnee on May 29, 2020. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

An investigation showed that Nixon and Jones were friends. They spent some time together during the day on May 29 and then went their separate ways in the evening, according to Covelli.

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The two continued communicating by electronic message and Nixon offered to sell Jones marijuana but was actually intending on robbing Jones, Covelli said.

Nixon arrived at Jones’ residence and Jones walked to the vehicle where Nixon was seated. Nixon allegedly robbed Jones of the cash he was going to use to buy the marijuana.

“The driver of the vehicle began to drive away as Jones was attempting to open the car door, in an effort to retrieve his stolen money. An occupant in the vehicle then shot Jones,” Covelli said.

Wilson and another unidentified person were in the vehicle with Nixon at the time of the shooting.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team developed information that Wilson was hiding in the Atlanta, Georgia area and was not immediately located after his arrest warrant was issued in September. 

The Kenosha Police Department pulled Wilson over on Sunday and took him into custody. Wilson currently remains held at the Kenosha County Jail pending extradition hearings.

Nixon was taken into custody in June and remains held in the Lake County jail on a $3 million bond.

“Sheriff’s Detectives have continued investigating this case to hold everyone responsible for the homicide of Elliot Jones accountable,” Covelli said.


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