Another person charged in fatal shooting of ex-firefighter
CHICAGO (AP) — A third person charged in the death of a retired Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant, killed during an attempt to carjack his SUV, was ordered held without bond Monday.
Devin Barron, 20, was arrested Saturday in Lansing, Illinois by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, according to Chicago police. Barron is charged in the Dec. 3 death of 65-year-old Dwain Williams. Cook County Circuit Judge David Navarro ordered Barron held without bond.
Surveillance video released by police show two people with guns approach Williams as he walks toward his Jeep from a nearby popcorn shop. Williams, who had a concealed carry permit, was killed while exchanging gunfire with his assailants.
Two others, one a 15-year-old boy, have already been charged in Williams’ death. The getaway driver remains at large, according to authorities.
Barron, was captured on video exiting the rear passenger seat of a stolen car shortly before Williams’ murder, prosecutors told Navarro, adding an eyewitness familiar with all four suspects positively identified them from surveillance videos.
A defense attorney told Navarro video footage wasn’t clear enough to identify his client as a suspect, adding that most of the prosecution’s evidence was circumstantial and didn’t prove Barron was the shooter.