Maywood Police Arrest Three Teens Suspected in Lyft Driver’s Murder

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Trevon Thomas and Denarvis Mendenhall. | Courtesy Maywood Police Department 

The Maywood Police Department has arrested three teenagers who were wanted in the fatal shooting of a Lyft Driver that happened in Maywood back in April, according to a statement that the department released on Nov. 22.

Trevon Thomas, 19, Denarvis Mendenhall, 19, and an unidentified 16-year-old (all from Maywood) were arrested earlier this month. They were each charged with one count of first degree murder and denied bond.

Maywood police said that the department’s investigators along with the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force executed arrest warrants for the three suspects. Thomas and the 16-year-old were arrested on Nov. 15 while Mendenhall was arrested on Nov. 22, according to police. 

Maywood police credited “the public for their assistance in this case, which led to certain leads that assisted in the apprehension of these offenders,” according to the statement. 

On April 26, at around 1:30 a.m., at the corner of Oak Street and 14th Ave. in Maywood, police found Adaranijo Adekunte, a 53-year-old Lyft driver from Des Plaines, inside of his vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. Adekunte was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center, where he died. 

According to Maywood investigators, Adekunte was the victim of a robbery. They say the suspects lured him to the location where he was shot. VFP

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One thought on “Maywood Police Arrest Three Teens Suspected in Lyft Driver’s Murder”

  1. Major kudos to the Maywood Police Department and the residents of Maywood for turning in the perpetrators that did the killing of Adaranijo Adekunte. I hope that the family of Adekunte can see justice, and have closure.

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