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Devon Shooting Suspect Charged, Victim Likely Unintended


Aspiring Photographer Wil Lewis

The news is as horrific as they come. An inspiring photographer, 28-year-old Wil Lewis had just moved into his new Rogers Park home with his wife. They left Wisconsin for Chicago just a short time ago and Wil was supposed to start a new job today. Sadly, at a bus stop just a half mile from that home, he was gunned down Saturday afternoon in broad daylight, most likely an unintended victim.

The busy area was left scrambling for cover as the pop of gunfire rang out. One of the witnesses, Alderman Joe Moore, was horrified by the incident. He told reporters it was something he would never forget.

Charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder is Eric Vaughn, 31, who is alleged to have handed the gun to the shooter who killed Mr. Lewis in the 1300 block of W Devon. He is a member of the Conservative Vice Lords street gang and police are still seeking two others people in connection with the incident.

Born in Guatemala and adopted at age 7, Wil Lewis’ family is devastated by the news. His wife was not in Chicago at the time of the shooting and learned of the news shortly later in the day.


UPDATE: The initial target was a nineteen-year-old rival gang member, however Will Lewis was the one shot instead. The shooter and his accomplice were photographed by a witness, but have not yet been charged for the murder. It is still unclear if they have been taken into custody.

Eric Vaughn was sentenced to seven years in prison for a 2004 attempted murder charge and two years in prison for a 2007 aggravated battery to a police officer charge. He also has been convicted three times for possession of a controlled substance. He lived in the 4400 block of North Clarendon Avenue.



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