Man charged in River North shooting that killed woman, injured sister outside House of Blues

Sisters had been inside 10Pin Bowling Lounge when Tashawnna Anderson caught friend's boyfriend with another woman, family says

ByMaher Kawash WLS logo
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Man charged in River North shooting that killed woman, hurt sister
A man has been charged in the Chicago shooting that killed Tashawnna Anderson and wounded her sister on State Street in River North, CPD said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 36-year-old Chicago man has been charged in connection with a double shooting in River North last year that killed one sister and injured another, Chicago police said Wednesday morning.

Jason McMahan has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery/discharging a firearm and issuance of a warrant.

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Family has identified 26-year-old Tashawnna Anderson as the woman fatally shot after an argument near the House of Blue in River North Saturday.

CPD said just after 1 a.m. April 30, McMahan shot and killed Tashawnna Anderson, 26, and seriously injured her sister, 31-year-old LaShawna Anderson.

"He murdered our daughter ... and it's just justice," said Sean Anderson, the victims' father.

Tashawnna Anderson and her sister Lashawna were both shot on April 30, 2022, outside the House of Blues in River North. Lashawna recovered from a gunshot wound to the thigh, but her sister did not survive after getting shot in the chest.

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"She was a very hard worker, and she was a lovable person," Anderson said.

The accused shooter, 36-year-old Jason McMahon, appeared in court as he faces felony charges of first degree murder and attempted murder, as well as aggravated battery with a firearm.

The judge denied bail for McMahon, citing overwhelming evidence from prosecutors which includes surveillance video of him as the lone shooter in that incident.

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"When you put something into God's hands, you have to learn not to take it out," Anderson said. "So just having the patience in everything."

Prosecutors say the incident started with the victims attending a birthday party at Pin 10, right next to the House of Blues.

The victims then got into a verbal altercation outside before police say McMahon and another girl got into a car.

As one of the victims stood in front of that car, police say McMahon then got out and punched one of the victims before shooting at the others.

Prosecutors say McMahon used the gun of the woman in his car, who is a concealed carry license holder. Police later traced all shell casings back to the gun.

Now, her family is hoping to move forward while raising Tashawnna Anderson's 2-year-old daughter that she left behind.

"She gave her life to the Lord, she did," her father said.

McMahon could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of these charges. He'll appear in court next on January 24.

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