Two Teens Arrested for Murder of Retired Chicago Firefighter Who Was Shot Dead During Attempted Carjacking

65-year-old retired Chicago firefighter Dwain Williams

Police have charged an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy for the shooting death of a retired Chicago firefighter during an attempted carjacking.

Dwain Johnson, 18, was charged Thursday for the killing of 65-year-old Dwain Williams, who was gunned down on December 4 while buying popcorn.

It comes after an unidentified 15-year-old was also charged, WGN TV reports.

Dwain Johnson, 18, was charged Thursday for the killing of 65-year-old Dwain Williams, who was gunned down on December 4 while buying popcorn

The Gary, Indiana, native was arrested Wednesday at around 12.50pm on the 15900 block of South Leclaire Avenue in Oak Forest.

Johnson was charged with one felony count of first-degree murder, one felony count of attempted vehicular hijacking-aggravated firearm, one felony count unlawful use of a possess/carry/conceal weapon and one felony count unlawful use of a machine gun/automatic weapon.

He is due in bond court Friday.

Last week, Chicago police released a video of the shooting of retired CFD Lieutenant Dwain Williams, 65, in an attempt to catch the four suspects involved in the shooting.

In the video, father-of-four Williams is seen walking toward his Jeep with a bag in his hand when a four-door dark-colored sedan pulls up.

Last week, Chicago police released a video of the shooting of retired CFD Lieutenant Dwain Williams, 65, in an attempt to catch the four suspects involved in the shooting

The teens tried to take the Williams’ vehicle — a maroon Jeep Cherokee with festive reindeer antlers attached to it — and one of the assailants took out a gun and fired at least one shot, striking the victim in the abdomen.

Williams had his own gun and fired at the assailants, but his wound proved fatal. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2.45pm.

Police said there are four suspects involved in the crime outside the popcorn shop on the 2400 block of West 118th Street in Chicago’s Beverly Woods, though the driver of their car cannot be seen in the video because he never got out of the car.

At least three of them were armed, according to police.

CCTV footage shows Williams exiting a shop when suddenly a car pulls up and three suspects get out
Williams, a father of four, finds his gun and begins exchanging gunfire with the three assailant

‘You saw three suspects exit the car,’ said Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan. ‘We believe at least two of them discharged their weapons.’

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Matthew Wright