34-year-old man charged with murder for CherryVale Mall shooting death

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The Winnebago State’s Attorney’s Office announced charges against Devin L. Stevenson, 34, for the shooting death of Ricky Smith at the CherryVale Mall in February of 2018.

Around 4 p.m. on February 21st, 2018, 31-year-old Ricky Smith of DeKalb was shot and killed while driving in the mall’s parking lot. 

When police arrived, they found a vehicle that had crashed into a light pole on South Mall Drive. Smith was inside the vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Stevenson was charged with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.

Stevenson has been held in the Winnebago County Jail for unrelated charges.

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