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A fourth person has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of retired Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Dwain Williams during an attempted carjacking on Dec. 3rd . The veteran firefighter sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Jaylen Saulsberry, 19, of Chicago Heights, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and on three warrants.  He was placed into custody at approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday night after being extradited from Pennsylvania.

A 20-year-old man, an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy have also been charged in the shooting.

As seen in surveillance video, the suspects jumped back in the vehicle they arrived in as a fourth individual drove the car away.

Police said that it was the past crimes of an alleged carjacking crew around the Chicago area that helped lead to the first arrest.

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A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of retired Chicago Fire Lt. Dwain Williams earlier last month.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown tweeted Friday that an individual was arrested on a separate warrant in Pennsylvania by the FBI and is currently being held on a $2 million murder warrant. Chicago police are seeking his extradition to the city.

Devin Barron, 20, of Lynwood was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of unlawful use of a weapon on a person with a loaded firearm, both felonies, as well as one misdemeanor charge of possession of cannabis more than 10-30 grams, one count of being a fugitive from justice with an out of state warrant, and two counts of issuance of warrant earlier this week in connection with Williams’ death. Barron was taken into custody by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force Saturday morning around 10 a.m. in Lansing, Ill. He was due in bond court in Chicago Monday.

Dwain Johnson, 18, and a 15-year-old boy who has not been identified by name have also been charged in the shooting.

Family, friends and a community said a final goodbye to Lt. Dwain Williams last weekend.

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Police charged 20-year-old Devin Barron of Lynwood, Illinois with first degree murder in the death of Dwain Williams. Barron, the third person charged, was arrest on Saturday in Lansing.

Williams was fatally shot during an attempted carjacking on Dec. 3 in Morgan Park after he was approached by four people. One of the people had a gun and fired shots, striking Williams in the abdomen.

Dwain Johnson, 18, of Gary, Indiana and a 15-year-old boy have also been charged in connection with Williams’s death.

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A second person, Dwain Johnson, 18, was charged as one of the carjacking crew who confronted 65-year-old Dwain Williams, killing him in an exchange of gunfire. Johnson, of Gary, Indiana, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force in suburban Oak Forest, police said. He appeared in court Friday, where he was denied bail on a count each of first-degree murder, attempted vehicular hijacking, unlawful possession of an automatic weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon.


On Thursday, a 15-year-old boy was charged as an unarmed accomplice in the shooting.

Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said the suspects were part of a group responsible for a number of other crimes in the area. Two other suspects haven’t been arrested.

In surveillance video of the shooting, two people with guns are seen approaching Williams as he walks towards his Jeep with a bag in his hand. Williams then retreats behind his car as a suspect with a gun rushes towards him. William fires his own gun and a suspect falls to the ground before returning to the car and fleeing. Williams was shot in the abdomen during the exchange of gunfire and died at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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