Police nab fugitive wanted in two shootings
BY BRIAN STANLEY email@example.com October 24, 2013 9:28PM
Dominique D. Travis | Will County Sheriff's Office
Updated: November 26, 2013 6:41AM
JOLIET — A search for a fugitive, wanted on attempted murder and weapons charges for two recent shooting incidents, ended Wednesday night with his arrest near his former residence in the 2200 block of Bodgan Lane, police said.
Police learned the location of Dominique D. Travis, 20, about 9 p.m., and tactical officers took him into custody without incident, according to Lt. Brian Dupuis. His bail was set at $1.75 million.
Travis was sought for his alleged role in two shootings. The most recent was Sept. 2 when several men were sitting on a concrete wall in the 200 block of North Broadway and Travis walked by, coming back a few minutes later with a handgun and firing at the men, striking one man in the calf, police said. They said the victims knew Travis.
An arrest warrant was issued for him, charging him with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a gang member.
While Travis was being sought, he and several friends invited themselves to an Oct. 5 party in the 100 block of Malibu Drive in Bolingbrook, according to Bolingbrook Lt. Mike Rompa. He said a fight occurred when Travis and the others were told to leave, and Travis allegedly shot a 20-year-old Bolingbrook man in the chest and a 21-year-old Bolingbrook man in the leg.
Nearby patrol officers heard the shots and arrived to find several people running in different directions and a sport utility vehicle speeding away, Rompa said.
He said a police chase ensued after the SUV driver refused to stop for police at Lake Shore Drive and Briarcliff Road, with the driver ramming a squad car before the pursuit moved onto Interstate 55. The chase ended in an unincorporated area near Joliet, where four men fled the SUV and three were caught, with Travis escaping, Rompa said.
The driver, Martez Doss, 21, of 9 Girard Blvd., Joliet, was charged with aggravated fleeing from police, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, vandalism and resisting arrest. Two of his passengers were questioned and released without being charged.
Travis was charged in the party disturbance with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.
Records show he was arrested in August for illegal gambling and is on parole from prison for a conviction for marijuana possession. He has also been jailed on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated domestic battery and mob action since 2011, according to records.