RACINE, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) Two teenagers have been arrested in Racine for the shooting death of a free-lance photographer in Chicago. Police said the juveniles were the gunman and an accomplice in the mid-July shooting of 28-year-old Wil Lewis, who lived in northeast Wisconsin while he was growing up.
Prosecutors said the gunman was aiming at somebody in a rival gang when he shot Lewis in the back by mistake. 31-year-old Eric Vaughn was charged recently with first-degree murder in the Lewis death. Officials said he provided the gun, and drove the getaway car. At last word, one of the teens was being held in the Racine County Jail under a three-quarter-million dollar bond. The other was being held without bond, as both were awaiting extradition to Illinois.
Lewis was born in Guatemala. He was adopted and moved to Sturgeon Bay at age-seven, where his father Joseph Lewis was the high school principal at the time. The family moved to Kaukauna when Joseph got another job there. Wil Lewis graduated from Kaukauna High School in 2005. He has a photography degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.