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17-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Murdering Girlfriend’s Family In Domestic Home Invasion

Bolingbrook, IL – Authorities have released more details about the Illinois home invasion on Sunday night that left a man, a teenage girl, and a little girl dead, and another woman seriously wounded.

The Bolingbrook Police Department (BPD) released a statement on March 6 that said a 17-year-old boy had been arrested for all of the shootings, the  reported.

Police officials said officers responded to the home in the 100-block of Lee Lane at about 8:15 p.m. on March 5 after receiving a report of a domestic-related home invasion.

Officers said the suspect in the shootings had been dating one of his victims, the 17-year-old daughter of the homeowners, Samiya A. Shelton-Tillman, the News-Herald reported.

Authorities identified the man who was killed inside the home as 40-year-old Cartez L. Daniels.

Police have not yet released the names of the little girl who was killed or the woman who was wounded, nor have they elaborated on the exact relationships between the people in the home, the News-Herald reported.

The wounded 34-year-old woman remained hospitalized in stable condition.

A three-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were also in the residence when the shootings occurred but they were unharmed, the News-Herald reported.

Neighbors heard the gunshots and contacted police.

“Came home from dropping off my kids, and got inside and heard two gunshots,” neighbor Ryan Hedberg told WLS. “There was apparently more, but that’s what we heard when we were sitting inside.” Another neighbor said her son was playing video games online with the girl who was killed at the time she was shot.

“My son was playing a game, and then he ran in the room, and was like, ‘Mom, I think something happened’ to his friend. I said, ‘why would you say that?’ He said he was playing the game, and then he heard gunshots go out, and then he didn’t hear his friend anymore,” the mother told WLS.

Authorities said they didn’t believe there was any ongoing threat to the community.

“All indications are he was the sole offender,” police told reporters at a media briefing.

Police are working with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office on formal charges against the alleged murderer, the News-Herald reported.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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