A SWAT team was called Thursday to arrest a second suspect wanted after being charged with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man at an apartment building in Waukegan.
The Waukegan Police Department recently obtained an arrest warrant for Devion Washington, 18, of Waukegan.
Washington was wanted for first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in the 500 block of South Genesee Street in Waukegan on June 8.
The police department on Thursday learned of Washington’s whereabouts, according to Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain.
The Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS), a regional SWAT team, was requested to conduct a search warrant at a residence in the 900 block of Pacific Avenue in Waukegan where Washington was believed to be.
The SWAT team executed the search warrant and located and arrested Washington inside the home, Chastain said.
Police located a rifle, a loaded magazine for the rifle and assorted ammunition, Chastain said.
Detectives then obtained an arrest warrant for Quenta Washington, 38, of Waukegan, for possessing the rifle.
Quenta Washington was charged with armed habitual criminal and two counts of enhanced unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
Detectives located Quenta Washington in Mundelein on Friday and arrested him.
A judge set bond at $3 million for Quenta Washington when the warrant was issued.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Devion Washington held on a $5 million bond during a bond hearing Friday.
During the bond hearing, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks detailed the murder charges against Devion Washington.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department were called around 2:33 p.m. on June 8 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 where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators recovered video surveillance of a car driving within the apartment complex.
Banks said the car pulled up to a group that was standing outside the building.
Washington’s co-defendant, Larry Mackins, 17, of Waukegan, was seen sitting in the rear passenger seat, Banks said.
An initial round of gunfire came from where Mackins was seated and then the suspect vehicle drove a short distance further.
Washington, who was driving the car, exited the car and also began firing shots at the group of people on the porch, Banks said.
The gun Washington was firing had a switch on it that allowed it to fire rapidly, Banks said.
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.
Officers later recovered the suspect vehicle after it traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and was stopped by police.
Witnesses identified Mackins and Washington as the gunmen.
Mackins was in the car and taken into custody. He was charged as an adult with first-degree murder.
Washington is scheduled to appear in court again on July 7. Mackins is scheduled to appear in court again on July 12 for a preliminary hearing.