On January 8, 2023, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a gas station in the 39000 block of North Lewis Avenue, Beach Park. Sheriff’s deputies arrived, however everyone involved in the incident fled prior to their arrival.
A short time later, sheriff’s deputies learned a 21-year-old man of Wadsworth, was dropped off at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with a gunshot wound. A short time after that, another individual, Cyria A. Selvy, 23, of the 2700 block of Gabriel Avenue, Zion, was dropped off at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with a gunshot wound.
Preliminary investigation shows Rigoberto Morales, 45, of the 1100 block of Greenwood Avenue Waukegan, was involved in a verbal altercation with a 30-year-old man of Zion. During the argument, Selvy, who was with the 30-year-old man, produced a firearm. She then shot and struck a 21-year-old man of Wadsworth, who was with Morales.
Morales then produced a firearm and shot in the direction of Selvy. The two then exchanged gunfire with each other. Selvy was struck twice. Nobody else was struck during the gunfire. All of the individuals involved fled the gas station.
It was determined Selvy had an active arrest warrant for two counts of unlawful purchase of a firearm. She was taken into custody upon her discharge from the hospital and is currently in custody at the sheriff’s office. Additional charges are likely against Selvy today.
On January 9, 2023, Sheriff’s Detectives took Morales into custody and recovered the firearm he used in the shooting. The following charges were approved after review by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office:
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class 4 Felony)
Two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class A Misdemeanors)
Morales remains held pending an initial court hearing this morning.
The 21-year-old man’s injuries were non-life-threatening.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.