Waukegan police and firefighter/paramedics responded just before 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 to the Walmart parking lot at 3900 Fountain Square for reports of shots fired, and then a report that a person had been shot.
Upon arrival Waukegan police officers located the victim in the parking lot on the east side of the building. The victim had been shot, CPR was attempted, but was unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, and identified as 23-year-old Jovan DuBose from Park City, Illinois.
On Friday, December 15, 2017 Octavis Jones, age 21, from Waukegan; Shajuan Garrett, age 18, from Zion were arrested and transported in custody to court for a bond hearing. Each suspect has charged with one count of First Degree Murder. Jones and Garrett have both been remanded into the custody of the Lake County Illinois Jail and each are held on a $3 Million bond. Both are scheduled to appear again in court on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
On Saturday, December 16, 2017 Gerard Wade, age 22, from North Chicago was arrested and transported in custody to bond court for a bond hearing. Gerard Wade was also charged with one count of First Degree Murder. Gerard Wade has been remanded into the custody of the Lake County Illinois Jail on a $5 million bond. Gerard Wade is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect still at large. The arrest warrant has been issued for Rashaan Wade, age 20, of Waukegan for First Degree Murder. The warrant carries a bond of $3 Million and was issued on December 15, 2017. Rashaan Wade is considered armed and dangerous. The public is asked to call 911 if Rashaan Wade is spotted. The weapon used in the homicide has not been recovered.
This case is open and active. Initially, Waukegan Police Department is deliberately withholding information about the level of participation by each suspect, and other details about the homicide. However, Waukegan police did reveal that detectives believe the homicide was related to an illegal drug sale. The relationship between Gerard and Rashaan is unclear, however they appear to be related.
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WAUKEGAN POLICE: All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
Rashaan Wade, homicide suspect Waukegan at large (WANTED).
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Gerard Wade, homicide suspect Waukegan.
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Octavis Jones, homicide suspect Waukegan.
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Shajuan Garrett, homicide suspect Waukegan.