BOLINGBROOK, Ailing. (CBS) — Bond is about for $5 million for the person who shot and killed one employee, and critically wounded one other on the WeatherTech facility in Bolingbrook Saturday morning.
Police stated round 6:25 a.m., officers have been dispatched to WeatherTech Approach for experiences of an individual shot.
Police confirmed one individual has been pronounced lifeless, one other is in crucial situation, and a 3rd sufferer has been launched from the hospital.
The alleged shooter, who police have recognized as Charles C. McKnight Jr, of Chicago, fled the constructing however was situated behind a house within the 500 block of Larkspur Lane and brought into custody at roughly 9:26 am. Police additionally recovered a handgun.
Police say the preliminary investigation indicated that close to the top of the in a single day shift, workers at WeatherTech confronted McKnight for allegedly robbing two coworkers — stealing a watch and a pockets at gunpoint. This began an argument that led to the capturing, which police say doesn’t seem like premeditated.
Upon his arrest, police discovered McKnight to have the gadgets from the theft.
The victims are all WeatherTech workers. The sufferer who died has been recognized as Central Hightower, 37, from Plainfield, Illinois. The sufferer who’s in crucial situation is a 25-year-old man and one of many earlier theft victims, police stated. The third sufferer is a 43-year-old man.
McKnight was with a brief employment company, police stated. He has been assigned to the WeatherTech facility since June 9.
McKnight was transferred to the Will County Grownup Detention Facility Saturday evening. He appeared in bond courtroom Sunday the place it was set for $5 million.
Sen. Eric Mattson (D-IL) issued the next assertion on the capturing:
“My coronary heart goes out to the victims and their households, and I pray that the three individuals who’ve been shot will get well. Whereas a lot stays to be discovered in regards to the perpetrator, what’s clear is that this particular person mustn’t have had a gun as a result of they weren’t mentally match to be a accountable gun proprietor. We’d like actual gun reform, and we’d like it now. With out taking motion, we proceed to place individuals and first responders liable to devastation and tragedy.”
Congressman Invoice Foster (D-IL) additionally responded, saying:
“Right this moment, our group has been shattered by yet one more act of mindless gun violence. Phrases can not categorical the heartbreak the victims and their households are feeling proper now. My ideas are with them throughout these tough occasions. This can be a assertion I had hoped I might by no means should make once more in my profession. Simply three years in the past, a capturing at Henry Pratt in Aurora took 5 harmless lives and injured six cops. Fourteen years in the past, one in every of my first official acts as a Congressman was to attend memorial companies for the victims of the NIU shootings in DeKalb. Nobody ought to have to fret about random gun violence whereas going about their regular lives, and we can not settle for this as a brand new actuality. Whereas the main points are nonetheless creating, it is clear we owe a debt of gratitude to the regulation enforcement and first responders who work tirelessly to maintain our communities secure, and rush into hurt’s strategy to defend harmless individuals.”