Two Shot in Gas Station Gunfire Exchange
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded about 6:35 a.m. Sunday, January 8, 2023 to a report of shots fired at a gas station in the 39000 block of North Lewis Avenue, Beach Park. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, however everyone involved in the incident fled the scene prior to their arrival.
A short time later Sunday morning, sheriff’s deputies learned a 21-year-old man of Wadsworth, was dropped off at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with a gunshot wound. A short time after that, another individual, Cyria A. Selvy, 23, of the 2700 block of Gabriel Avenue, Zion, was dropped off at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with a gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Wadsworth man’s injuries were initially assessed to be non-life-threatening.
Preliminary investigation shows Rigoberto Morales, 45, of the 1100 block of Greenwood Avenue Waukegan, was involved in a verbal altercation with a 30-year-old man of Zion. During the argument, Selvy, who was with the 30-year-old man, produced a firearm. She then shot and struck a 21-year-old man of Wadsworth, who was with Morales.
Morales then produced a firearm and shot in the direction of Selvy. The two then exchanged gunfire with each other. Selvy was struck twice. Nobody else was struck during the gunfire. All of the individuals involved fled the gas station.
Investigators determined Selvy had an active arrest warrant for two counts of unlawful purchase of a firearm. She was taken into custody upon her discharge from the hospital and initially was in custody at the sheriff’s office. Additional charges were anticipated against Selvy on Wednesday, and Selvy remained held pending an initial court hearing Wednesday morning, January 11, 2023.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
— Lake County Sheriff’s Office
After reviewing the facts and circumstances of the case, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the following charges against Selvy:
Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (Class X Felony)
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (Class 1 Felony)
On Monday, January 9, 2023, Sheriff’s Detectives took Morales into custody and recovered the firearm he used in the shooting. The following charges were approved against Morales after review by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office:
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class 4 Felony)
Two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class A Misdemeanors)
Morales remains held on $150,000.00 bail following a hearing Wednesday morning. Morales is next due in court on February 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
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