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3 wounded in shooting at WeatherTech in Chicago suburb

A 27-year-old man has been charged with first-degree homicide after he allegedly fatally shot one man and wounded two others, one critically, early Saturday at a WeatherTech distribution heart in Bolingbrook, police mentioned.

The shooting occurred at about 6:25 a.m. following the tip of the in a single day shift when the 27-year-old was confronted by workers after they accused him of robbing two co-workers. They mentioned he took a watch and a pockets at gunpoint, in keeping with a press release from Bolingbrook Police Chief Mike Rompa.

An argument quickly ensued and the person pulled out a handgun and shot the three co-workers, in keeping with Rompa’s assertion.

Police recognized the person who was fatally shot as Central Hightower, 37, of Plainfield. Another man, who’s 25, remained in important situation Saturday night. A 3rd man, who’s 43, was handled and launched from a hospital. All of the victims have been WeatherTech workers, Rompa mentioned.

The offender was recognized by police as Charles C. McKnight Jr., 27, of the 10000 block of Perry Avenue in Chicago.

Police mentioned they have been referred to as to the scene at 1 WeatherTech Way and Remington Boulevard simply earlier than 6:30 a.m. Officers rapidly discovered the gunman had fled on foot, in keeping with the police assertion.

With the assistance of different police, Okay-9 models and drone technology, Bolingbrook police positioned McKnight in the rear of a residence on the five hundred block of Larkspur Lane simply earlier than 9:30 a.m., in keeping with Rompa’s assertion.

McKnight was taken into custody with out incident. Following the arrest, a handgun was positioned, police mentioned. Police additionally mentioned they discovered the proceeds of the theft on McKnight’s particular person, Rompa mentioned.

McKnight had been working with a brief employment company and was solely assigned to the WeatherTech Facility since June 9, Rompa mentioned.

Police mentioned Will County State’s Attorney Office charged McKnight with first-degree homicide and two counts of tried first-degree homicide.

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