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15-Year-Old Teen and 18-Year-Old Man Charged In Death Of Retired Chicago Firefighter In Mid-Day Carjacking

Two teenagers in Chicago have been charged with shooting and killing retired Chicago firefighter Dwaine Williams.

The Chicago Police reported that on December 3rd, in the middle of the afternoon, 65-year-old Dwaine Williams walked out of a Let’s Get Poppin’ restaurant carrying a bag of popcorn.  Williams saw a group of teens were trying to steal his car, and the retired firefighter tried to stop them.

Police report that one of the teens pulled a gun, at which time Williams pulled out a gun of his own and shot at the teens.

Sadly, the 65-year-old man was shot in the stomach and later died of his injuries.

Since that time, the Chicago police have reported arresting two individuals in connection with the murder of Mr. Williams.

The first, a 15-year-old boy, has been charged with first degree murder in connection with Williams’ death.  The young man was scheduled to appear in court yesterday.

A second suspect, 18-year-old Dwain Johnson, was arrested yesterday and charged “with one felony count of first-degree murder, one felony count of attempted vehicular hijacking-aggravated firearm, one felony count unlawful use of a possess/carry/conceal weapon and one felony count unlawful use of a machine gun/automatic weapon.”

 Second Amendment Daily recently reported that 3,933 people were shot in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago from January 1, 2020, through December 7, 2020. That number includes both fatal and nonfatal shooting victims, combined.

According to Fox 32, there were 1,229 carjackings January 2020 through November 2020 in Chicago, far exceeding the 514 the city records for all of 2019.

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