Second suspect arrested in Gurnee shooting

  • Joey Gonzalez

    Joey Gonzalez

By Jonah Nink
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 8/19/2022 9:18 PM

A second man has been charged in a November fatal shooting in Gurnee.

Gurnee police said Joey Gonzalez, 25, of Vernon Hills was arrested Friday in Woodridge for the slaying of 26 year-old Zion resident Jonathan Denicolas.


Denicholas was shot multiple times Nov. 27 in a parking lot near Gurnee Mills mall. Authorities said he was targeted.

Police said a warrant had been issued for Gonzalez on May 26. He is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

In late July, Hainesville resident Jesse Zumaya, 33, was charged with aggravated battery and unlawful discharge of a firearm in the case.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting should call the Gurnee Police Department at (847) 599-7000.

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