Zion Police: Documented Street Gang Member Apprehended, Charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

Tyreik D.M. Jackson, aggravated battery with a firearm suspect, Zion (SOURCE: Zion Police Department)
Tyreik D.M. Jackson, aggravated battery with a firearm suspect, Zion (SOURCE: Zion Police Department).

The Zion Police Department, in cooperation with the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF), announced a second arrest in a shooting that occurred Monday, January 6, 2020.

A 21-year old man from Zion was shot at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 in the block of 2800 Elizabeth Avenue. The victim sustained a non-life threatening injury when he was shot once in the back. The victim told officers that he was shot during an attempted robbery after he arranged to sell THC vaping cartridges over social media.

Detectives had previously arrested a 15-year old male juvenile accomplice from Zion and identified the shooter. The juvenile was referred to the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Justice Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Also, an arrest warrant charging Tyreik D.M. Jackson, age 21, of Zion with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm was obtained on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Zion Detectives sought the assistance of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Warrants Team and the USMS-GLRFTF in apprehending Jackson, a documented street gang member.

Jackson was taken into custody at approximately 9:00 am on Thursday, January 9, 2020, after the LCSO Warrants Team and the USMS-GLRFTF located him in the 2900 block of Elisha Avenue. Jackson was found to be in possession of a Ruger 9mm handgun at the time of his arrest. The handgun will be sent to the Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Lab to determine if it is the same firearm that was used on January 6, 2020.

Jackson’s bond was set at $1,000,000. Jackson was taken before a bond court judge on Thursday, January 9, 2020, where an additional charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Felon was added. The judge kept his bond at $1,000,000.

Tyreik D.M. Jackson, aggravated battery with a firearm suspect, Zion (SOURCE: Zion Police Department)
Tyreik D.M. Jackson, aggravated battery with a firearm suspect, Zion (SOURCE: Zion Police Department).
Handgun evidence (SOURCE: Zion Police Department)
Handgun evidence (SOURCE: Zion Police Department).

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