JOLIET — A 17-year-old will be tried as an adult after he allegedly shot a Joliet teen 25 times at a playground in May.
According to the Joliet Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Warren Sharpe Playground on the 400 block of South Joliet Street on reports of a person shot around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30.
Police identified the person shot as 16-year-old Antoine Shropshire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Upon further investigation, the Joliet Police Department later identified Jaquan Blalock, 17, of Markham, as a suspect in the murder of Shropshire.
On Thursday, the U.S. Marshals and Will County Fugitive Task Force arrested Blalock at a Hazel Crest residence two weeks after Joliet detectives secured an arrest warrant.
Blalock has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and aggravated battery. The 17-year-old will be charged as an adult, according to JPD.