Man shot and killed outside Secretary of State facility in Bridgeview ID’d by police

Jawaun L. Davis (Photo courtesy of Legal Law Firm.)

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — A man was shot and killed outside a Secretary of State facility in suburban Bridgeview Wednesday. Police have two people in custody.

He was identified by police as 21-year-old Jawaun L. Davis, of Chicago.

According to a spokesperson for Bridgeview police, the man was shot outside the facility located at 7368 West 87th Street around 1:30 p.m.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

Police said the suspects fled the scene and were pursued by officers to  99th and Roberts Road. There, the suspects fled the vehicle and were apprehended by officers a short time later.  

Police believe the shooting was “intentionally planned.” Two weapons were recovered.

An eyewitness, who did not want to be identified, tells WGN he heard about seven to eight gunshots. He says what followed was panic.

“I saw a gentleman or kid raise his right and I saw a black hand gun,” the man said.

The witness says he was inches away from the gunman.

“I tried not to hit people in the parking lot and I heard four five or six gunshots and I’m like ‘no, that can’t be,'” he said.

Nearby business owners tell WGN they were tipped off about the violence.

“I had people call me they’re like ‘we heard shots, everything OK by your shop?'” said Mahmoud Alsharbini of Naeman Hair Salon.

Thaer Othman of Tuff Puff Vape says the shooting brings unwanted fear to the community.

“It scares a lot of people,” Othman said. “It effects business. People scared to buy stuff . It’s hard to deal with it.”

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