North Chicago man, 18, charged in May 4 slaying
An 18-year-old man faces first-degree murder charges stemming from last weekend's killing of a man shot to death in a North Chicago neighborhood, authorities said Sunday.
Marquez D. Walker-McVae, of the 2100 block of Grove Avenue in North Chicago, appeared in court on the charges Saturday, when a Lake County judge set his bail at $1.5 million. He remained in custody Sunday, pending a scheduled court appearance Friday.
The charges allege Walker-McVae fatally shot Xavier Collins, 20, on Saturday, May 4. Police found Collins suffering from a gunshot wound about 8:40 p.m. that night while investigating a report of shots fired in the 800 block of 13th Street. Collins was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and pronounced dead upon arrival, officials said.
On Friday, investigators from the Lake County Major Crime Task Force and North Chicago Police Department arrested Walker-McVae on two counts of first-degree murder, authorities said.
Police did not disclose a suspected motive for the shooting.