Antioch duo charged with murder after Racine man is shot dead during alleged drug deal

Miller and Skroko were taken into custody with five firearms recovered and were caught without any firing or resistance

Antioch duo charged with murder after Racine man is shot dead during alleged drug deal
Jonathan N Skroko, 28, and Hailey D Miller, 24, were charged with the murder of a 42-year-old man who was killed during a drug deal (Facebook/Village of Antioch Police Department)
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ANTIOCH, ILLINOIS: A Racine man was found dead in his apartment by the police who arrived at the scene post gunshot reports. The suspects fled before the late enforcement officials arrived at the scene. But after a detailed investigation, two people of interest were determined to be responsible for the death of the victim. Information reveals that the victim reportedly went to the apartment to sell drugs where he was fatally shot.

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Jonathan N Skroko, 28, and Hailey D Miller, 24, of Antioch were both charged with the first-degree murder of Racine native, Robbie Dickerson.  Antioch police officers responded to the 1000 block of Main Street for a report of shots fired around 11.05 pm on Monday, September 5. The 42-year-old Dickerson, as per the initial investigation, went to the apartment on Main Street to sell drugs to Miller and Skroko. The police believe that during the transaction, Dickerson was robbed and shot dead. The suspects fled the scene post the shooting. As per Fox 6, Miller and Skroko were later found in a hotel in the area of Route 41 and Grand Avenue in Gurnee on Wednesday, September 7. 

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Miller and Skroko were both taken into custody and five firearms were recovered. The police were able to comprehend the suspects without any firing or resistance. After being charged with fatally shooting Dickerson, The Lake County State's Attorney's Office approved the murder charges on Thursday, September 8. Their first court hearing is still pending. Antioch Police Department shared, "Antioch Police Detectives and Lake County Major Crime Task Force Investigators conducted an extensive investigation into this homicide. During their investigation, investigators determined Johnathan N. Skroko, 28, of the 600 block of Fieldcrest Drive, South Elgin, and Hailey D Miller, 24, of the 1000 block of Main Street, Antioch, were responsible for the murder of Robbie Dickerson, 42, of Racine, Wisconsin."

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They continued, "Investigators located Skroko and Miller at a hotel in the area of Route 41 and Grand Avenue, Gurnee on September 7, 2022, where both were taken into custody without incident. Investigators recovered five firearms during their investigation. Based on the preliminary investigation, Antioch officers determined the man was shot by a person(s) who left the scene prior to the arrival of officers. The shooting appears to be a targeted, isolated incident. Antioch Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force."

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