Charges filed in fatal shooting at Bridgeview Secretary of State facilityon March 26, 2021 at 2:52 pm

A pair has been charged in connection to a deadly shooting at a Bridgeview Secretary of State Drivers Services Facility that sparked a chase into the south suburbs.

Matthew Givens, 23, and Cortez Hudson, 24, face a count each of murder and attempted vehicular highjacking, according to a statement from Bridgeview spokesman Ray Hanania.

Givens, of Lansing, and Hudson, of Oak Park, were expected to appear for a bail hearing at the Bridgeview Courthouse later Friday.

Jawaun Davis, 21, was killed in the attack, which unfolded about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the facility, at 7358 W. 87th St., authorities said.

He was standing in line outside of the facility when a person approached him and fired shots, Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker said.

The gunman and a driver were chased by police into suburban Palos Hills, police said.

After abandoning their vehicle near at 99th Street and Roberts Road, the pair tried to carjacking a Tesla driver, Hanania said in an email Friday. The driver gave up his car and the pair entered it, but couldn’t figure out how to start the vehicle, Hanania said.

That allowed police to catch up and arrest them, Hanania said.

In a statement, Bridgeview Police Chief Ricardo Mancha said over a dozen other police agencies helped in the investigation.

“As always, it is due to the hard work extreme cooperation of all police agencies that consistently back each other up and tirelessly help one another,” Mancha said.

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