Two Men Charged in Waukegan Shooting

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office


June 1, 2022


For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Spagnolo
(224) 374-2376


Fernando Medina

Fernando Andino

Jorge Medina

Jorge Medina

Two Men Charged in Waukegan Shooting 

(Lake County, IL) Late Tuesday evening, May 31, 2022, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed First-Degree Murder charges against two men in connection with a Waukegan shooting that took place on Sunday, May 29, 2022. 

Fernando Andino, 19, was originally taken into custody on Sunday, May 29, 2022, after attempting to flee officers in a high-speed chase. Andino is being charged with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding.  

Jorge Medina, 18, was taken into custody Monday morning. Medina is being charged with First-Degree Murder, Attempted First-Degree Murder, and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.  

Both defendants appeared before Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak this morning. Andino is being held on a $3 million bond while Medina is being held with no bond.  

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, at approximately 4:51 p.m., Waukegan Police Officers responded to a report of persons shot near a restaurant parking lot. When officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the other is still in the hospital and expected to recover. 

Investigators retrieved multiple surveillance videos from nearby businesses and residences, including video of the shooting. Investigators determined Medina exited a vehicle driven by Andino near the restaurant and proceeded to walk toward the parking lot where he shot the victims. After he was dropped off, Andino waited for him on the corner of Washington Street and Washington Park as Medina walked towards the restaurant parking lot. After the shooting, Andino drove back around, picked up Medina, and left the scene. 

“The Waukegan Police Department and our Violent Crimes Unit did a fantastic job in obtaining and analyzing the evidence. We will continue to devote extensive resources to gun violence, work aggressively with our law enforcement partners, and support the victim’s families,” said State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart.  

Chief Keith Zupec of the Waukegan Police Department also expressed his appreciation for the professionalism and hard work displayed by Department’s Investigations Divisions. Detectives have been working non-stop on this case since Sunday evening.  

The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with information should contact the Waukegan Police Department or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222 or by visiting 

Lake County State's Attorney's Office
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085  
Phone: (847) 377-3000