A Chicago man has become the second to be charged with murder in an April shooting on the Evanston lakefront that left one man dead and two teenagers injured.

Tacorey Magitt

Evanston police say Tacorey Magitt, 19, of the 7200 block of North Damen Avenue, was arrested Tuesday and was scheduled to appear in bond court in Skokie on Thursday.

Another man, Jalen K. Murray, 20, of the 1600 block of Fowler Avenue in Evanston, was charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder in the case on April 28.

Magitt now faces the same charges.

Cmdr. Ryan Glew says two small groups of people got into a verbal dispute outside the entry to Clark Street Beach about 8 p.m. on April 12, and that two men pulled out handguns and fired at the victims before fleeing the scene.

18-year-old Jaquis Irby of 8500 Niles Center Road in Skokie was killed, while the two 15-year-olds, both also residents of Skokie, survived their injuries.

Glew says police continue to ask anyone who may have information about the shooting to contact the Evanston Police Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) and then start the message with EPDTIP.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Taking my mid-May daily evening walk 9p I decided on lakefront blacktop
    path where I usually morning bike… 9p is not late but dark, when I hear a “band”
    of youngish men yelling at each other reminding me – serious altercations in
    these beachfront locations. It is so dark by that beach building I cannot see
    how many guys until they start walking toward my direction as they split up
    with each group of four yelling hostile remarks at each other. Only one other
    person walking (have our beachfront problems now discouraged enjoying
    moonlight on the lake?) Unless some ecological detriment is known about
    LIGHTING effects nearest the lake ….does the City budget include safety
    measure of increased after 9p lighting at these beach buildings? Let’s stop using
    our EV Police as babysitters for out of town teenagers–please try LIGHTING
    at beach houses please. Ceal H.

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