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updated: 5/10/2014 5:34 PM

Niles man also faces charges in McHenry County

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  • John Nava, 19, of Niles

      John Nava, 19, of Niles

 
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A 19-year-old Niles man who is being held in Lake County jail in lieu of $500,000 bail as the third suspect in a Wauconda apartment break-in and shooting that wounded a man last Sunday also is facing charges in McHenry County.

John Nava appeared in Lake County bond court Friday before Judge Joseph Salvi. He's charged with home invasion, attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Nava was arrested about 11:15 a.m. Thursday on the 1000 block of Northwest Highway in Fox River Grove by members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

Nava initially produced false identification and gave a fictitious name, the sheriff's office said in a news release. He has been charged in McHenry County with felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

Two other men charged in the attack, Jose Alfredo Dominguez-Eleperez, 26, of Wheeling, and Noe J. Brito-Ramirez, 22, of Crystal Lake, also are being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. All three suspects are due back in court June 4.

Police said the three men tried to slash the victim, a 26-year-old Chicago man, with a knife. When the victim's girlfriend got involved, Dominguez pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the chest from 5 feet away, authorities said.

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