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Waukegan police chief issues apology to 15-year-old wrongly charged, says department ‘must do better’

The interim Waukegan police chief publicly apologized Thursday to 15-year-old Martell Williams, who was wrongly charged with attempted murder, and said his department “must do better.” Williams, 15, of Waukegan, was arrested on February 16 and wrongly charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection to a shooting at Dollar General, 2613 Grand Avenue […]

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State’s attorney says he’s ‘very concerned’ of circumstances leading to 15-year-old being wrongly charged in Waukegan shooting

Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said his office will review the circumstances that led to a 15-year-old boy being wrongly arrested and charged in the Waukegan Dollar General shooting. Martell Williams, 15, was arrested last Wednesday and wrongly charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection to a shooting at Dollar General, 2613 […]

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15-year-old boy wrongly charged with shooting store clerk in Waukegan says police offered him McDonald’s in exchange for confession

The 15-year-old boy who was wrongly charged with shooting a Dollar General employee in Waukegan said police offered him McDonald’s in exchange for a confession. Martell Williams, 15, was arrested on Wednesday and wrongly charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection to a shooting at Dollar General, 2613 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, on […]

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15-year-old charged with attempted murder after employee shot in the face at Dollar General store in Waukegan

Police announced Thursday that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a Dollar General employee in Waukegan. The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. on February 4 at the Dollar General, 2613 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, and prompted the response of the Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire […]

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Police release surveillance photos of suspect who shot 19-year-old employee at Dollar General store in Waukegan

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the gunman who shot a 19-year-old employee in the face at a Dollar General store in Waukegan earlier this month. The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. on February 4 at the Dollar General, 2613 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, and prompted the response of the Waukegan Police […]

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Fundraiser started for 19-year-old employee who was shot at Dollar General store in Waukegan

A fundraiser has been started to help a 19-year-old with medical expenses after he was shot in the face while working a shift at a Dollar General store in Waukegan. The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Friday at the Dollar General, 2613 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, and prompted the response of the Waukegan Police Department […]

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19-year-old employee shot after asking patron to leave Dollar General store in Waukegan

A 19-year-old employee was shot in the face after asking a suspected shoplifter to leave a Dollar General store in Waukegan Friday evening. The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 7:15 p.m. Friday to Dollar General, 2613 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, for a call of a person shot. The victim’s father told […]