“Anthony Wilson Jr., 21, and Akhenaton G. Taylor, 27, Charged in Armed Robbery and Fatal Shooting”

By | July 30, 2023

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A second man has been charged in the armed robbery and fatal shooting of a North Chicago man. The victim crashed into a building in Waukegan after being shot. The suspect, Anthony Wilson Jr., has been charged with first-degree murder and other weapon-related charges. Another suspect, Akhenaton G. Taylor, has also been indicted with murder and armed robbery charges. Taylor was already in jail for unrelated cases and now faces a $10 million bond for the new charges. Lake and McHenry County Scanner reported

Second Suspect Charged in Armed Robbery and Fatal shooting in Waukegan

A second man has been arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery and fatal shooting of a North Chicago man that resulted in the victim crashing into a building in Waukegan.

On June 13, 2021, at approximately 4:45 a.m., the Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired in the 1600 block of 11th Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered a vehicle that had crashed into a building, with the driver, identified as Tyron Patrick, slumped over the steering wheel and suffering from gunshot wounds.

Unfortunately, Patrick, a 34-year-old North Chicago resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy revealed that he had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

The Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division launched an investigation and identified Anthony Wilson Jr., a 21-year-old resident of Waukegan, as a suspect. Wilson has since been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon. He has been held in the Lake County Jail on a $2 million bond since October 2021.

In a recent development, a grand jury indicted a second suspect, Akhenaton G. Taylor, 27, who has no known residence. Taylor was already in custody at the Lake County Jail on unrelated charges, including aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and felon in possession of a weapon. He now faces four counts of murder and one count of armed robbery, and his bond has been set at $10 million.

The investigation into the armed robbery and fatal shooting is ongoing, and authorities are working diligently to bring justice to the victim and his family.

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