A second man has been charged with driving into the crime scene of a fatal weekend shooting in Waukegan and resisting officers, resulting in an officer being injured, prosecutors said.
Nestor Andrade-Garcia, 39, of Waukegan, was charged with resisting a peace officer causing injury, a Class 4 felony.
The Waukegan Police Department Major Crime Scene Unit and the Criminal Investigations Division were on the scene investigating a shooting, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at 10th Street and Lewis Avenue.
The shooting resulted in the death of Niolis Collazo, 23, of Waukegan.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Tyler Dyson said a truck, driven by Andrade-Garcia, came into the crime scene just after 12 a.m. Sunday while officers were still on the scene investigating.
Officers told Andrade-Garcia to stop, Dyson said, adding that he was suspected of driving under the influence.
Andrade-Garcia did not comply with the officers’ instructions and “squared up” with them, Dyson said.
It took multiple officers to arrest Andrade-Garcia and one officer suffered minor injuries during the scuffle.
Lake County Judge Janelle Christensen ordered Andrade-Garcia held on a $10,000 bond.
Andrade-Garcia was one of two drivers arrested that night for driving into the same shooting crime scene.
Less than an hour and a half after Andrade-Garcia was arrested, a silver Toyota Tacoma began traveling directly at officers who remained on the scene investigating.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said the Toyota was driving at a high rate of speed and a police sergeant yelled out to officers to warn them about the vehicle, which did not look like it was going to stop.
The Toyota, driven by David Marroquin-Hernandez, 40, of North Chicago, crashed into an unmarked police car that had its blue and red lights activated.
The collision pushed the unmarked police car into a marked police car.
The crash occurred at Lewis Avenue and Marshal Parkway, Chastain said.
An officer who was next to one of the squad cars suffered minor injuries to her knee during the crash.
Marroquin-Hernandez was arrested for driving without a valid license.
Officers determined he was also driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, Chastain said.
Marroquin-Hernandez was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving without a driver’s license.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Marroquin-Hernandez held on a $350,000 bond.
Marroquin-Hernandez remains held in the Lake County Jail and has not posted bond. Andrade-Garcia was released from the jail after posting 10% of his bond.