Several counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, aggravated battery with a firearm, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon have been filed against a 17-year-old boy.
He allegedly killed his girlfriend and two others during a domestic-related home invasion in Bolingbrook, a suburb of Chicago.
Byrion Montgomery, the accused, is being held on $20 million bail and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It is not clear if he has an attorney to represent him.
In a domestic-related home invasion in Bolingbrook on March 5, officers found four people who had been shot, including two adults and two minors. Three people died on the scene, while a fourth was listed in stable condition in the hospital.
Cartez L. Daniels, 40, Samiya A. Shelton-Tillman, 17, and Sanai Daniels, 9, have been identified as the victims. Daniels was engaged to Shelton-Tillman’s mother, and the youngest victim was Daniels’ daughter.
An investigator said a 3-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were also inside the home during the incident, but were unharmed.
Montgomery, who was dating Shelton-Tillman, was identified as the suspect and was arrested close to his home two hours later.
The department is investigating the motive behind the killings, and the local community held a vigil in honor of the victims on Wednesday.
Montgomery will face formal charges with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.