A shot was fired after a victim tried disarming two armed robbery suspects Thursday in Gurnee. Police arrested one of the suspects and are still seeking the second.
The Gurnee Police Department responded around 12:45 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Tri-State Parkway and Lakeside Drive for a report of a man with a gun call.
Officers arrived and located a victim, identified as a 46-year-old Kenosha, Wisconsin man, who was uninjured in the incident.
Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said a man, identified as Tyler D. Jackson, 18, of Waukegan, contacted the victim to sell him merchandise.
The victim arrived at the agreed-upon location at Tri-State Parkway and Lakeside Drive and allowed Jackson and a second unknown subject into his vehicle.
One of the suspects pulled a gun on the victim in an attempt to rob him during the transaction, Gaylor said.
The victim attempted to grab the handgun and fight off the subjects. A round was discharged but no one was injured.
Jackson and the unknown individual ran from the scene before police arrived, Gaylor said.
Gurnee officers, with the assistance of Gurnee Police canine Hunter, searched the area for the subjects. Jackson was located a short distance away and taken into custody without incident.
The other subject was described as a thin male Black in his late teens with short twist braids.
Jackson was charged with aggravated robbery and battery.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident or the second suspect is asked to contact the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000.
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