A Cook County jury yesterday found an Uptown man guilty of first degree murder in the July, 2014, death of Wil Lewis, the innocent bystander who was shot to death while waiting for a bus on Devon Ave.
Prosecutors alleged Eric Vaughn, 35, and two boys, ages 15 and 17, were traveling in a car on a Saturday afternoon on the 1300 block of Devon when they spotted a rival gang member walking down the street. Vaughn handed the 15-year-old boy a handgun and ordered him and his 17-year-old accomplice to get out of the car and shoot the 19-year-old target.
The two teens exited the car and began chasing the rival gang member, with the younger boy firing 10 rounds, fatally striking Mr. Lewis, but missing his intended target. [Read more…]