Joliet teen charged in shooting
BY BRIAN STANLEY email@example.com July 17, 2013 7:02PM
Updated: August 19, 2013 4:02PM
JOLIET — An 18-year-old Joliet man faces aggravated battery and other charges after he allegedly shot a 16-year-old boy in the hand Monday during an alleged gang confrontation.
The victim was walking near Jasper and Des Plaines streets at 5:20 p.m. when a silver Dodge van with tinted windows pulled up and a man opened the passenger side door, according to Joliet police Cmdr. Al Roechner.
“He fired a revolver at the boy, who took off running and heard more shots before his finger was grazed by a bullet,” Roechner said.
Police issued a description of the van and reportedly spotted it about 6:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of Sterling Avenue. The four occupants were questioned, and officers found a .22-caliber revolver that was reported stolen in unincorporated Will County last year, Roechner said.
Detrion M. Anderson, 18, of 222 Anderson Ave., was reportedly identified as the shooter and was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a street gang member, possession of a stolen firearm, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
The other passengers, an 18-year-old Joliet man and a 16-year-old boy, were released without being charged, according to reports. The driver, Sterling S. Barnett, 20, of 205 Reichman St., was not charged in connection with the shooting but was booked into the county jail on outstanding warrants for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, battery and vandalism.