Retired Chicago Fire Department lieutenant Dwain Williams was fatally shot during an attempted carjacking in the city’s Morgan Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
According to authorities, Williams was leaving a popcorn store on the 2400-block of West 118th street when he was approached by four people in a dark colored four door sedan.
Police released video of the shooting at press conference on Monday. In the video, Williams can be seen walking towards his car when a dark colored sedan pulls up. Three masked men exit the vehicle and approach Williams. A gun can be seen in the hand of the suspect closest to Williams. Williams quickly backs up, pulls out his own gun and fires at the suspect. The suspects fire back as they flee.
Williams was shot in the stomach. He was taken to Christ Hospital where he later died.
He is survived by a wife and four children. He’s being remembered as a talented musician who was involved with his church.
At least $34,000 is being offered as a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Police said there are four suspects involved in the crime, though the driver of their car cannot be seen in the video because he never got out of the car. Police said the motive for the crime was carjacking, pure and simple.
No one is currently in custody. An investigation is ongoing.