Jerry Henderson / photo from Cook County Sheriff's office
Updated: March 26, 2013 1:17PM
MARKHAM — A south suburban man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the fatal shooting of an FBI informant during a 2006 weapons deal in Dolton.
Jerry Henderson, 41, of Alsip was sentenced to 80 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted in January of murdering FBI informant Timothy Forrest, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Prosecutors said Forrest agreed to buy guns and grenades from Henderson as part of an undercover operation. He was given a recording device to wear and $15,000 cash for the operation.
The men agreed to meet on May 18, 2006, in a parking lot outside a veterinary clinic is Dolton, where FBI agents conducted surveillance and saw Henderson enter Forrest’s’ vehicle, according to prosecutors. The two had a conversation before Henderson got out and drove away in a rented vehicle.
FBI agents found Forrest in the car with two gunshot wounds to the head, prosecutors said. The $15,000 was missing.
Henderson was arrested several hours later at a South Side apartment, according to prosecutors. A 9mm handgun that matched the murder weapon and $13,000 in cash was found in the residence.