Cops: Man attempted drive-by shooting
By Brian Stanley email@example.com July 23, 2013 11:33AM
Dillon R. Adair | Photo courtesy of Will County Sheriff's Office.
Updated: August 25, 2013 6:24AM
JOLIET — A man was arrested after a drive-by shooting Monday in the 400 block of South State Street.
Cmdr. Al Roechner said at 2:38 p.m. an 18-year-old man was walking along the street when a black Nissan SUV pulled up and a man dressed in black with a beige bandana began shooting.
The victim was not struck and ran away.
Roechner said he recognized his attacker from high school. Police recovered four .22-caliber shell casings at the scene.
At 3:20 p.m., an officer stopped the SUV in the 1700 block of Maple Road. The driver, Dillon R. Adair, pulled over and fled, according to police.
Adair, 18, was captured after a short foot chase, Roechner said. Adair, of 1623 Cleveland Ave., was reportedly wearing black clothing and a beige bandana.
“A .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun was found during the arrest and the victim identified him as the shooter,” Roechner noted.
According to records, the Nissan was reported stolen to Chicago police in March. Adair was booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and motor vehicle theft.