Murder charges dropped against suspect in Waukegan house
Davis, 24, earlier this summer, and are intensifying their search for another suspect.
Comdr. Joe Florip identified that suspect as Farid S. Rakin, 48, of Waukegan, who was named in a warrant at the same time as Nicole M. Maise. Rakin’s warrant is for one count each of first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, Florip said.
Police have determined that a number of people present during the June 5 killing that have not come forward to speak with detectives, he said, and the CID is asking that those individuals contact police immediately.
Information leading to the arrest of Rakin may be eligible for a cash reward from Lake County Crime Stoppers. Their confidential tip line is 847 662 2222.
On the night she was shot, Davis was taken by a friend to the hospital where she died. on June 5 in the 1600 block of 11th Street.
Her vehicle was in the middle of the road, and both the passenger and driver side windows were shot out, according to police.
At a memorial outside the location of the house party an emotionally drained Sabrina Curtis, Davis» mother, said, «She meant everything to me. She meant everything to me. I taught her love. She shared love. She did love.»
Curtis made her comments as more than 100 people showed up to honor her daughter with nearly as many balloons, vigil candles and memorial stickers.
«This is her son,» Curtis shouted, referring to William Davis, 6. «He’s sweet. He asks for my phone to call her.
«It’s about him. He has no mother now,» she continued. «I hope you turn yourself in because there is no rock you can hide under. You jumped her and then shot her in the head.»
«Turn yourself in, that’s what I want you to do,» she said.
The victim in a fatal shooting early Monday in Waukegan has been identified as as Ciera Q.(Frank Abderholden)
The dead woman’s sister, Zonnett Curtis, 28, of Waukegan, said their family moved to Waukegan from Chicago about 18 years ago, and Ciera graduated from Waukegan High School. «She took classes at the College of Lake County and she was entering the nursing program,» she said, adding that her sister worked at the Ann Kiley Center (Kiley Developmental Center) in Waukegan as an aide.