By Ann Nguyen, The Chicago Times
September 13, 2022
WAUKEGAN, IL – On Friday a Chicago man was sentenced to 65 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree murder after shooting another man during a traffic dispute in 2020.
According to prosecutors, on October 9, 2020, around 11:50 pm, 34-year-old Sheldon Brown and 38-year-old victim Dwanye Young, of Beach Park, were driving in separate vehicles when they were involved in a minor collision. Court records indicate that Brown exited his vehicle with firearm and fired several times into Young’s vehicle. Young was struck once and later found by Waukegan police at 8th and Jackson Street. Young, a father of 5, later died at an area hospital.
It has also been reported that Brown was out on bail for a weapons offense in Cook County at the time of the shooting. Furthermore, Brown has also been charged for murder in a separate incident by Cook County prosecutors.
There was no comment from Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office when asked if the death of Dwanye Young could have been prevented if Sheldon Brown had not been released from custody in Cook County in 2020.