Second Man Arrested In Shopping Center Shooting

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) — A second man has been arrested in connection with a drug deal that went bad June 10 at a north suburban shopping center.

Police apprehended Gary Ladenhoff, 18, of Zion, who allegedly robbed and shot a Waukegan man who was trying to buy marijuana.

An arrest warrant for Ladenhoff was issued after Jeremy Howard, 21, of Waukegan, was arrested on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery and armed robbery, according to Waukegan Police Cmdr. Gabriel Guzman.

Ladehoff was arrested Friday, and Howard on Thursday, Guzman said. He was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and armed robbery.

Ladehoff made a statement to police, but police would not say what he said.

The shooting victim, whose identity was withheld, tried to purchase marijuana from the suspects around 11:30 p.m. on June 10, police said. He was robbed and shot instead, with the bullet passing through his side, police said.

The victim drove himself to a nearby restaurant to call for help, police said. He was recovering Tuesday at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.

A report of his condition was not available.

Ladehoff and Howard remain in custody in lieu of $1 million bonds.

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  • Skorpius

    Thank God blocking concealed carry here has made us so safe! Fools.

    • Mr. Justice

      @ Skorpius…… I agree with you. Now that gun control has worked so well in Illinois, I feel much safer. I don’t know why these other 49 states have Conceal Carry. Shouldn’t they take a page out of Illinois’ play book? Folks, I am kidding about those first 3 lines. We need Conceal Carry here in the communist state of Illinois. I believe it is time we “take back” our 2nd Amendment Rights!

  • phillmarines

    Only conclusion on conceal carry is the Democrats. They have taken my vote for granted way too long , enough is enough ,Go Republicans !!!

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