A second man has been charged in the armed robbery and fatal shooting of a North Chicago man that led the victim to crash into a building in Waukegan.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 4:45 a.m. on June 13, 2021, to the 1600 block of 11th Street for a 911 call of shots fired.
Officers arrived and located a vehicle that had crashed into a building, according to Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip.
A man, identified as Tyron Patrick, was found slumped over the steering wheel with gunshot wounds, Florip and Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said.
Patrick, 34, of North Chicago, was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy showed that Patrick died from multiple gunshot wounds, Banek said.
The Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation and identified a suspect as Anthony Wilson Jr., 21, of Waukegan.
Wilson was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of a weapon.
Detectives arrested Wilson after a warrant was issued for him. He has been held in the Lake County Jail on a $2 million bond since October 2021.
A second suspect, identified as Akhenaton G. Taylor, 27, who has no known residence, was indicted by a grand jury earlier this week with four counts of murder and one count of armed robbery.
Taylor was already being held on a $2 million bond in the Lake County Jail for unrelated Lake County cases where he was charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, felon in possession of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Taylor was ordered held on a $10 million bond after his new charges for murder were filed.