RETIRED CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER DWAIN WILLIAMS SHOT TO DEATH IN MORGAN PARK DURING ARMED CARJACKING ATTEMPT



  A retired Chicago firefighter was killed in a shooting during an attempted armed carjacking in the city's Morgan Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon.


The Chicago Fire Department has identified the victim as 65-year-old retired Lieutenant Dwain Williams.

On their official Twitter account, CFD spokesman Larry Langford said Williams retired about two years ago at the age of 63. He joined the department in 1992 and his last assignment was at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

He is survived by a wife and four children. He's being remembered as a talented musician who was involved with his church.

Police said shortly after 2 p.m. Williams was leaving a popcorn store in the 2400-block of West 118th Street when he was approached by four people in a dark colored four door sedan. They got out and demanded his Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and fired shots. Williams was shot in the stomach.
Police said Williams also pulled out a gun and fired shots towards the suspects. It is not known if he struck any of them.

The suspects fled west on 118th Street, police said.

Williams was taken to Christ Hospital where he died. William Marshall, another retired firefighter and friend of Williams', said he reached out to his friend's wife, who hadn't yet been informed.

"She didn't know. She tried to call him and at that moment, that's when the reporting officers came up," he said. "It is terrible. I still can't believe that this is going on at this moment."


RETIRED CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER DWAIN WILLIAMS SHOT TO DEATH IN MORGAN PARK DURING ARMED CARJACKING ATTEMPT RETIRED CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER DWAIN WILLIAMS SHOT TO DEATH IN MORGAN PARK DURING ARMED CARJACKING ATTEMPT Reviewed by Anson Moore on December 05, 2020 Rating: 5

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