Zion-Benton News

Zion man charged with attempted murder of police officer

By Ginny Skweres
Zion-Benton News staff

Waukegan officers who were answering a domestic violence call were interrupted when they heard gun shots ring out near the 3000 block of Arthur Court on June 17. They called three more officers, began to investigate and detained two men.

A voice yelled out an obscenity at the officers and four or five shots were fired at them. They took cover but did not return gunfire and there were no injuries. More officers from the Gang and Criminal Investigative Division arrived and helped with the investigation. Two more men were arrested, and a total of three men were charged.

Olvan Quezada, 18, of the 2900 block of 30th Street, Zion was charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in the direction of a peace officer, defacing a firearm, and possession of a weapon by a street gang member. 

In addition to Quezada, Johnathan Cardona, 24, of the 3000 block of Arthur Court, Waukegan, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and defacing a firearm. William Servin, 19 years old, of the 1200 Block of Victoria Street, North Chicago was charged with No FOID and defacing a firearm. All three are believed to have gang affiliation. A fourth man was released without charges.

Patrol officers and detectives recovered substantial evidence in this case including spent shell casings, fired projectiles, and the gun that is believed to have been used against the police officers.

The Waukegan Police Department would like to thank the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Park City Police Department for responding to the incident and assisting.
Quezada is being held in the Lake County Jail on $1 million bond and is due in court on July 12. Cardona is being held on $75,000 bond and is due in court on June 28, and Servin is being held on $30,000 bond and due in court on June 28.