Man charged in shooting
November 21, 2012 6:58PM
Updated: December 24, 2012 6:52AM
JOLIET — A man was arrested Monday night after he was reportedly seen firing a handgun during a chase down an alleyway.
Cmdr. Al Roechner said police were called at 10:25 p.m. after shots were heard near Second Avenue and Richards Street.
“Witnesses described the chase and officers found shell casings nearby. While searching the area we found the victim in the parking lot of Joliet Central High School,” Roechner said.
The man reportedly told police he’d been walking behind 220 E. Mound St. when Francisco Perez, 33, who’d been standing outside, “asked what his problem was.” Perez then began running after the victim and shot at him, according to reports.
Perez was located nearby and identified as the shooter. Roechner said no gun was found, but Perez had bullets in his pockets that matched the shell casings found earlier.
Perez was booked into the county jail for aggravated discharge of a firearm and unauthorized possession of ammunition. His bond was set at $75,000.
JOLIET — Sixteen business will be cited after employees allegedly sold tobacco to minors Monday night.
Cmdr. Al Roechner said detectives and teen volunteers participated in the citywide sting as part of a routine compliance check with businesses that sell cigarettes.
Police identified the following businesses:
BP Amoco, 4802 Caton Farm Road; News Stand, 3340 Mall Loop Drive; Burning Leaf Cigars, 2139 Route 59; Calderon Liquors, 739 Collins St.; Haboush Foods, 1001 Woodruff Road; Shell Gas, 710 E. Cass St.; Convenient Food Mart, 105 S. Briggs St.; Judge’s, 35 E. Cass St.; Willie’s Smoke Shop, 130 E. Cass St.; Supermercado Hacienda, 10 Ohio St.; Walgreens, 1801 Ingalls Ave.; Walgreens, 2101 W. Jefferson St.; Super Low Tobacco, 2218 W. Jefferson St.; H & A Tobacco Plus, 1551 Plainfield Road; Michaelene’s Liquors, 692 Theodore St., and Sunshine Food Mart, 806 Wilcox St.
In other police news:
Joshua D. James: 24, of 317 Emery St., Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Sunday on charges of aggravated battery and domestic battery.
Enoel Ibarra: 27, of 15 S. Lincoln Ave., Addison, was arrested by sheriff’s police Monday on charges of driving on a suspended license and no insurance.