A second man was arrested Friday and charged in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was shot multiple times at a gas station in North Chicago in May.
Amireon C. Williams, 19, of North Chicago, and Alraum C. Williams, 18, of Calumet City, were both indicted by a grand jury on three counts of first-degree murder.
The charges against the two stem from the fatal shooting of Lavon’ta Brown, 14, of North Chicago.
Assistant State’s Attorney Lindsay Hicks said during a May bond hearing that video surveillance captured a gold Chevrolet Malibu at a gas pump at the Citgo gas station at 10th Street and Jackson Street in North Chicago around 5:15 p.m. on May 15.
Brown and a friend of his approached the gas station and the rear passenger side door of the Chevrolet opened.
An individual pointed a gun out of the car. The rear driver-side window also was rolled down and Amireon Williams pointed a gun out the window, Hicks said.
Both Amireon Williams and a second suspect, now identified as Alraum Williams, fired shots toward Brown and his friend, Hicks said.
Brown pulled out a gun and shot back after being shot. Brown then tried running away but collapsed in the alley due to a gunshot wound to the chest.
The boy was transported to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving, the coroner’s office said.
The Chevrolet drove off and crashed near the Home Depot on Belvidere Road in Waukegan.
Six individuals were observed fleeing the vehicle and three of them, including Amireon Williams, were detained inside the Home Depot, Hicks said.
Police found a black hoodie in the Home Depot bathroom that Amireon Williams was believed to be wearing.
Hicks said that Amireon Williams gave a false name to officers, who recovered a 9mm handgun under the rear driver seat of the Chevrolet where he was sitting.
Amireon Williams had multiple warrants in separate cases at the time of his arrest, including one case where he allegedly fired shots at two women.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak in May ordered Amireon Williams held in the Lake County Jail on a $3 million bond.
An arrest warrant had been issued for Alraum Williams in May but he was not arrested until Friday, court records show.
He appeared in bond court Saturday morning and Lake County Judge Randie Bruno kept the man’s bond at $3 million, which was set on the initial warrant.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokeswoman Heather Cognac said that investigators believe Brown was specifically targeted and the shooting was gang-related.
Alraum Williams is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday for an arraignment hearing.
Amireon Williams, who pleaded not guilty last month, is scheduled to appear in court again on September 7 for a case management conference.