Waukegan Murder Suspect brought back from Tennessee

Willie Jackson, above, is charged with a Waukegan murder. – Waukegan PD photo

by Long Hwa-shu

A suspect in the Nov. 11, 2016 shooting death of a 17 year-old boy in the 400 block of McKinley Avenue in Waukegan has been brought back from Tennessee to face murder charges.

Willie Jackson, 18, was taken into custody on Jan. 3 by Waukegan Police detectives in Dyersburg, Tenn., on a murder warrant. He waived his extradition hearing in Tennessee on Jan. 4 and was brought back to Waukegan later that day.

Jackson who lived in the McKinley address, a multi-unit apartment building, was wanted for the shooting death of Dayviontay T. Jackson (no relation to the suspect) at the base of a staircase in the building on Nov. 11. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

We’re very proud of what our detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division have done and brought back the suspect without any incident.”Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip

Waukegan Police detectives believe that the incident stemmed from a verbal argument between the two that escalated into shooting.

According to Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip, Dyersburg, Tenn., Police called Waukegan Police informing them that they had the suspect in custody. He was arrested by Dyersburg police at a train station. It was not known where he was planning to travel to.  The suspect was in Tennessee staying with his extended family in the area, Florip said.

Waukegan Police sent three detectives to Tennessee who took him into custody at the Dyersburg jail.

“We’re very proud of what our detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division have done and brought back the suspect without any incident,” said Florip.

Jackson appeared in court for a bond hearing on Jan. 5. He is being held in Lake County Jail on a $3-million bond with his next court hearing set for Jan. 10.

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