Fourth suspect charged in Dec. 3 carjacking that left retired firefighter dead

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Jaylen Saulsberry Photo credit Chicago Police Dept.

A fourth suspect has been charged in the murder of a retired Chicago firefighter who got into a shootout with carjackers last month.

Jaylen Saulsberry, 19, was arrested here Tuesday after being extradited from Pennsylvania, Chicago Police announced Thursday.

Saulsberry faces a count of first-degree murder and was expected to appear in court Friday.

He is the fourth suspect police have charged in connection with the Dec. 3 fatal shooting of retired Chicago Fire Department Lt. Dwain Williams. Williams, 65, was fatally wounded when a group of young men confronted him outside a Morgan Park popcorn shop — authorities say in a botched attempt to steal his vehicle.

Williams had a concealed-carry license and was trying to defend himself, police say.

“We hope the hard work of our detectives and law enforcement partners brings justice for the Williams family,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown tweeted Thursday.