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Three men face attempted murder charges in Wauconda shooting

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Jose Dominguez, 26; Noe Brito-Ramirez, 22; John Nava, 19 Jose Dominguez, 26; Noe Brito-Ramirez, 22; John Nava, 19
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three Wheeling men will appear in Lake County court together June 4 in connection with a May 4 shooting in a Wauconda apartment.

A man was shot in the chest after an argument with three men inside an apartment where the victim’s girlfriend and her children lived, police said.

Wauconda Police Chief Patrick Yost said the men and the victim were affiliated with different gangs, but that apparently was not the motive, the Lake County News-Sun is reporting.

“It’s seems like it is a jilted lover type of thing,” he said Friday.“The victim and the offenders were in different gangs, but (the shooting) wasn’t gang motivated,” said Yost.

John Nava, 19; Jose Dominguez, 26; and Noe Brito-Ramirez, 22, all of Wheeling, have been charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm. They are held on $500,000 in Lake County jail in Waukegan.

Nava, who was the last man arrested in the case, was taken into custody May 8 in the 1000 block of Northwest Highway in Fox River Grove by the U.S. Marshal service and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Apprehension Unit.

Authorities claim Nava gave false identification and a fake name, but was later identified. He also was charged with felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

According to police, three men knocked on a second-floor apartment door in the 100 block of South Main Street in Wauconda on May 4 and one of three children who lives in the home opened the door and let them inside.

The 26-year-old victim, who is the boyfriend of the child’s mother, approached the men and an argument ensure. At some point, one of the three pulled out a gun and shot the boyfriend in the chest, according to Yost.

“It was not a permanent residence for him, he stops there from time to time,” Yost said the day after the shooting. “There is no reason to believe this was a random act of violence. He may have known the assailants or knew of them.”

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