Second arrest made after murder of Rock Island tattoo artist

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A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Derek Jackson of Rock Island.

Jackson, a popular tattoo artist, died after he was shot December 18, 2013 at a home on 16th Avenue.   He left behind a large circle of friends and family, including his three-year-old son.

Police later said they arrested 20-year-old Aaron Henderson, who was charged with first-degree murder.  Investigators said they believed Henderson and another person shot Jackson and went through his pockets after the shooting.

Police said January 23, 2014 they had also arrested 24-year-old Yolanduis McDuffie of Moline in connection with Jackson’s death.   McDuffie was charged with attempted armed robbery and two counts of first-degree murder.

McDuffie was charged January 22 in Rock Island County with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and for possession of a defaced firearm from an incident on January 9.  McDuffie was paroled in May 2013 after he was convicted of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm in 2011.

McDuffie was held in the Rock Island County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

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