Danville man gets 20 years for murder in gang-related shootout

Danville man gets 20 years for murder in gang-related shootout

DANVILLE — A Danville man is headed to prison for 20 years in connection with a June 2016 gang-related shootout at Garfield Park that claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy caught in the crossfire.

Dallaz A. Camareno, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in exchange for the sentence, which will be followed by two years of mandatory supervised release.

He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of mob action for his role in the fatal shooting of Devon McClyde, a Danville High School student who’d just finished playing basketball in the park and was shot in the head while walking toward the Boys and Girls Club.

According to the statement of facts at Wednesday’s plea hearing in Vermilion County Circuit Court, Danville police were dispatched to the park at 820 N. Griffin St. at 9:55 p.m. on June 8, 2016, for a report of shots fired.

Detectives were to testify that bullet shells were collected at the scene, but a gun was never recovered, and their investigation determined that there were several shooters in the area that night.

Police said another person charged in the incident told them he was a member of the Wild Land Gang and Camareno was a member of the 450 Gang, and the two groups were at odds with each other.

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