Meadow View Elementary Shooting: Attempted Murder Charges Filed

JOLIET, IL — A 16-year-old boy is charged as an adult with attempted murder in connection with the Sunday night non-fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy at the Meadow View Elementary School property.

The 16-year-old is currently being held at the River Valley Justice Center for attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Bail was set at $1 million.

Joliet police did not release the name of the accused in Tuesday’s news release.

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“Thank you to the Plainfield Police Department and Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 for their assistance in this investigation,” Joliet Police said.

On Monday, Joliet Police detectives obtained a search warrant for the 16-year-old’s residence. Detectives recovered the 9mm handgun used in Sunday’s shooting at the 16-year-old boy’s home, police said.

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At 7:36 p.m. Sunday, Joliet police were called to the Meadow View Elementary School area for a shooting. Officers located a 17-year-old boy with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department ambulance.

With the assistance of the Plainfield Police Department, the suspect was taken into custody by detectives from Plainfield Central High School on Monday morning and brought to the Joliet Police Station for questioning, according to the police spokesperson. of Joliet, Dwayne English.


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