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Dwain Johnson biography: 13 things about Gary, Indiana man involved in Dwain Williams’ murder

Dwain Johnson (©Chicago Police Department)

Dwain Johnson (©Chicago Police Department)

Dwain Johnson is an African-American man from Indiana, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He also goes by the name Dwain Cunigan.
  2. He lives with his mother in Gary, Lake County, Indiana.
  3. He used to work as a game manager at a Chuck E. Cheese.
  4. He had been attending high school prior to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020.
  5. In early 2020, he spent a week in a hospital after being shot at.
  6. He was 18 years old when he was involved in the murder of retired firefighter Dwain Williams in Chicago, Illinois, USA of Williams on December 3, 2020.
  7. While participating in the attack of Williams, he was out on a juvenile warrant for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and unlawful use of a weapon.
  8. On December 3, 2020, he drove a stolen Ford Fusion sedan with three other people inside the vehicle namely Jaylen Saulsberry, Devon Barron and a 15-year-old boy. The group followed Williams’ Jeep Grand Cherokee as he drove to Let’s Get Poppin’,  a popcorn shop at 11758 S. Western Avenue in Chicago. After leaving the shop, Williams was walking toward his car when the group approached the retired firefighter and shot him in an attempt to steal the other vehicle.
  9. Among the four people involved in the fatal shooting of Williams, he was the second to be arrested. The first one, who was born in 2005, was charged as a juvenile. Saulsberry and Barron were captured in surveillance video approaching William and shooting at the retired firefighter.
  10. Around 12:50 p.m. on December 16, 2020, the Violent Crimes Task Force of the Federal Bureau Investigation arrested him in the 15900 block of South Leclaire Ave in Oak Forest, Illinois for a case not related to the murder of Williams.
  11. On December 17, 2020, he was charged with one felony count of first-degree murder, one felony count of attempted vehicular hijacking-aggravated firearm, one felony count of unlawful use of a possess/carry/conceal weapon and one felony count of unlawful use of a machine gun/automatic weapon.
  12. After the authorities showed him the surveillance video of the fatal shooting of Williams on December 3, 2020, he admitted his role in the attack.
  13. On December 18, 2020, he was denied bail. Judge Charles Beach described him as a danger to the community and set his next court date for January 8, 2021.


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