A judge ordered a teenager held on a $3 million bond for his alleged role in the murder of an 18-year-old man fatally shot when two gunmen opened fire on him in Waukegan.
Larry Mackins, 17, of Waukegan, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, court records show.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 2:33 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of South Genesee Street for a report of a shooting.
Officers arrived and located Kyron Goode, 18, of Waukegan, who was reported to have been shot in the face and chest, at the Barwell Manor Apartments.
Paramedics arrived and transported Goode to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.
He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Jeffrey Facklam said during a bond hearing that officers recovered shell casings in two different areas in the roadway.
Investigators recovered video surveillance of a car driving within the apartment complex.
Mackins was identified in one of the videos as sitting in the rear passenger seat behind the driver, Facklam said.
The video showed the suspect vehicle approaching a group of people who were on the front porch of an apartment.
An initial round of gunfire came from where Mackins was seated and then the suspect vehicle drove a short distance further.
A second suspect, who was driving the car, exited the car and also began firing shots at the group of people on the porch.
The front passenger of the vehicle moved into the driver’s seat and the second suspect got into the rear of the car, which fled the scene.
Goode was struck by the gunfire, which also struck some of the apartments in the complex.
Witnesses identified Mackins as the suspect who fired the shots from the back seat of the car, Facklam said.
Officers later recovered the suspect vehicle after it traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and was stopped by police.
Mackins was in the car and taken into custody. He is being charged as an adult.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Mackins held on a $3 million bond during an initial court hearing.
The second suspect, who detectives have identified, is still being sought by the Waukegan Police Department.
Mackins is scheduled to appear in court again on July 12 for a preliminary hearing.