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Joliet teen booked into jail on March firearm charge

Demetrius Coleman
Demetrius Coleman

An 18-year-old Joliet man was booked into the Will County Jail on Friday in connection with a March shooting, according to jail records.

About 4 a.m. Friday, Demetrius A. Coleman was taken to the jail, but was then released about 10 a.m. the same day.

Coleman faces a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm for an incident that occurred on March 10, according to records.

Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum said Coleman was arrested by his department in March as a minor. Botzum said he could not give out details of the arrest because of state laws concerning minors.

“I would be violating the state statute. By doing so I would identify a juvenile’s arrest record,” Botzum said.

A 17-year-old was arrested by Joliet police March 10 and charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, police said. The teen was then taken to River Valley Juvenile Detention Center.

Joliet police were called to the area of Second Avenue and Union Street about 5 p.m. March 10 in response to a report of shooting that left one victim with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening, police said.

The victim was taken to the hospital for injuries, police said. The bullet had only grazed the victim.

Officers found shell casings from the shooting incident in the 200 block of Union Street, police said.

During the investigation of the shooting, officers were able to determine that a 17-year-old was involved in the incident, police said. The teen was taken into custody.

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