CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities in Will County have arrested a person they mentioned is the “prime suspect” in a Halloween mass shooting that left two people dead and more than a dozen others wounded in Joliet Township.
Joskar Sebastian Ramos, 18, of Joliet, doesn’t face any costs but in reference to Sunday’s capturing within the yard at 1018 E. Jackson St. in Joliet Township, however was arrested on an lively warrant that occurred whereas he was a juvenile, in response to the Will County Sheriff’s workplace.
Ramos has been charged with aggravated illegal use of a weapon, obstructing justice and unlawful possession of ammunition and is being held on a $1 million bond.
Sheriff’s officers mentioned they’re working with the Will County Sheriff’s workplace to safe costs in Sunday’s mass capturing.
Authorities mentioned that round 12:39 a.m. Sunday, a Will County Sherriff’s sergeant heard 10 to 12 gunshots within the space of Jackson and Walnut streets space whereas on patrol. The sergeant arrived on the scene and noticed about 100 individuals fleeing from the realm, police mentioned.
Sheriff’s deputies discovered that the social gathering had been within the yard at 1018 E. Jackson St., and the capturing occurred close to a DJ sales space that was arrange within the yard. Preliminary estimates point out that there was near 200 individuals attending the social gathering.
The 2 individuals who had been killed had been recognized Monday as Holly Matthews and Jonathan Ceballos, each 22 and of Joliet. Every suffered a single gunshot wound, in response to the Will County Coroner’s workplace.
Days after the capturing, Matthews’ fiancé, Adam Gregurich, reached out to CBS 2, asking for help seeking justice.
“You can simply inform one thing was going to occur,” mentioned a celebration visitor named Nathan who was mates with Ceballos. “I by no means thought my good friend was going to die.”
“We had been the very best once we had been collectively,” he mentioned.
Gregurich confirmed CBS 2 movies of him and Matthews off-roading, their favourite exercise collectively.
He replays these moments, ready for a name he is aware of is rarely coming.
“This entire time I preserve pondering I’m going to get up she’s going to be like, ‘I’m okay!’” he mentioned.
His fiancée, who was learning to be an arborist, was certainly one of two individuals killed over Halloween weekend in Joliet Township. Matthews and Jonathan Ceballos had been each 22; each victims of a celebration turned nightmare.
Gregurich’s sister, Emily, was certainly one of Matthews’ greatest mates, and was together with her the evening of the mass capturing that left greater than 12 others wounded.
“We didn’t keep for lengthy. We had been on our approach out,” she mentioned.
The Will County Sheriff’s workplace has mentioned practically 200 individuals confirmed as much as the social gathering; most of them uninvited.
“It was simply too many individuals,” Emily mentioned.
She and Matthews had been solely there for 20 minutes, however lengthy sufficient for tragedy.
“Then the pictures occurred,” she mentioned. “Everybody ran, and I didn’t run, as a result of I couldn’t discover Holly. I wasn’t going to run with out her.”
The yard Halloween social gathering spiraled shortly right into a nightmare.
“I simply heard individuals screaming, saying: ‘There’s our bodies on the ground! Persons are getting hit!’” mentioned a celebration visitor named Nathan who was mates with Ceballos. “I seen individuals come out with like blood on their palms.”
The gunfire despatched everybody working for his or her lives.
“There was individuals working within the forest, simply leaping the fence. I see perhaps like 10 individuals – they had been attempting to undergo individuals’s yards,” mentioned neighbor Ezequiel Herrera.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned the mass capturing seems to be gang-related, however the victims weren’t linked to gangs; as an alternative caught in crossfire, ending a love story nonetheless being written
“I’ll by no means get to see her in a marriage gown,” Gregurich mentioned.
What does justice for Matthews appear to be?
“We have to catch these guys. We have to catch these guys, as a result of they don’t need to be out and strolling round,” Gregurich mentioned.
A minimum of one male sufferer stays in vital situation.
Sheriff’s officers mentioned they’ve interviewed over 100 individuals who had been on the social gathering on Jackson Road, however there are nonetheless dozens who’ve refused.
Anybody with info is inspired to contact Will County Sheriff’s Detective Danielle Strohm at (815) 727-8574 at extension 4930, or by email. Nameless suggestions will be submitted on the Will County Sheriff’s website. Folks may additionally contact Will County Crime Stoppers by phone at (800) 323-6734, or go to their website.