Waukegan man charged in fatal shooting

 
 
Updated 3/12/2018 12:05 PM
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  • Andre G. Jones

    Andre G. Jones

A Waukegan man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder for gunning down a North Chicago man after a verbal altercation at a bar March 5, authorities said Monday.

Andre G. Jones, 34, of the 1700 block of Longview Road, is held in Lake County jail on $3 million bail in connection with the fatal shooting of Melvin DeVost II, 29, authorities said.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force and the North Chicago Police Detectives investigated the case, authorities said.

Officials said DeVost and Jones got into a verbal altercation in a bar in the 2200 block of Green Bay Road in North Chicago.

After the argument, DeVost II entered a vehicle as a passenger, Jones shot at the car, and one of the bullets struck DeVost II, authorities said.

The driver of the vehicle tried to rush DeVost II to an area hospital, but the car broke down in the area of Lewis Avenue and Catalpa Street in Waukegan, authorities said.

Jones was arrested March 7, and appeared in Lake County bond court March 11.

He is due back in court Monday afternoon.

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