Jaqwa Cheguevera Ross, an 18-year-old male from McKinney, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 31, in Chicago on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Felony 2 in connection with a shooting that left another 18-year-old male in critical condition.
The shooting took place at the Super 8 Motel, located at 910 N. Central Expressway, on Jan. 12. “During a disturbance, outside the motel near the pool area, Shelton Thacker was shot two times in the back,” McKinney Police Department Public Information Officer Sabrina Boston said at the time of the shooting. Thacker was later transported by helicopter to Baylor Hospital of Dallas in critical condition, where he survived his wounds.
On Jan. 22, Judge Benjamin Smith of the 380th District Court, Collin County, Texas signed an arrest warrant for Ross and set Ross’ bond at $500,000.
While investigating the shooting, McKinney Police detectives learned that Ross had fled his residence in McKinney for Chicago after the shooting. McKinney Police subsequently coordinated with the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Chicago Police Department, and the Texas Department of Public Safety and Ross was arrested in Chicago on January 31.
Ross is currently being held in Chicago on bond and is awaiting extradition to McKinney. McKinney Police say the investigation into Thacker’s shooing is still ongoing.