Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives conducted an extensive investigation into this shooting, which resulted in the death of one of the men shot during the incident, Christopher Williams, 22, of North Chicago.
Based on the evidence obtained during the investigation, sheriff’s detectives learned shots were fired from people who were inside both vehicles.
While the investigation remains active and ongoing, two people have been arrested and charged for their role in the shooting.
Jaziya K. Bankston, 22, of the 2100 block of Greenwood Avenue, Waukegan, and Dishelle Y. Flores, 21, of the 2400 block of Kennedy Drive, North Chicago, were both arrested on August 25, 2022.
Bankston and Flores were two of the people shot during the initial incident.
After reviewing the facts and circumstances, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Delivery of Cannabis against both Flores and Bankston.
Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate, and additional arrests and charges are likely.
Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “I am very proud of the thorough work of our initial deputies on the scene and the subsequent investigation by sheriff’s detectives. They are working diligently to hold everyone involved in this senseless shooting accountable.”
Flores remains held in the Lake County Jail on $200,000.00 bail and is due back in court on September 1, 2022. Bankston remains held in the Lake County Jail on $500,000.00 bail and is due back in court on September 2, 2022.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Shooting reported outside Beach Park mini-mart (CBS Chicago/CapturedNews). YouTube Tips ⓘ
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2022 to a business parking lot in the 38900 block of North Lewis Avenue, Beach Park, for a report of a shooting, where at least one person was shot. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived quickly, however, no victims were at the scene. An additional responding deputy located a vehicle pulled to the side of the road in the area of Wadsworth Road and Gabriel Avenue, Beach Park. Inside the vehicle, the Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy discovered three people with gunshot wounds.
Preliminary investigation had shown that the three victims met the shooting suspect in the parking lot of the above business. They spoke for a period of time and an argument erupted. Before the offender fled in a separate vehicle, he fired numerous shots at the victims, striking them, as they were in their vehicle. The victims then fled from the scene in their vehicle just before deputies arrived.
Two of the shooting victims were adult men, one was in critical condition and one was in serious condition. One of the victims is an adult woman, she remains in stable condition. All three were transported to area hospitals via ambulances.
Shooting scene in Beach Park outside a mini-mart (Kris Habermehl reports from CBS Chopper 2). YouTube Tips ⓘ
Based on the investigative facts at this time, this does not appear to be a gang-related shooting.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced an active ongoing investigation of the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 847-377-4250 or contact Lake County CrimeStoppers at:
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