Joliet 18-yr-old charged with Attempted Murder in shooting of Grundy County Deputy

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot during a pursuit (last week) is expected to make a full recovery. A weekend update from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department stated Deputy Tyler Post is doing well after he was shot in the arm – at point-blank range. Two other rounds fired at him by an 18-year-old Joliet man were stopped by the officer’s bullet-proof vest.

Sheriff Ken Briley said Deputy Post stopped DeMarkus Denwiddie for speeding last Thursday about 5:15 pm. The stop at Route 47 and Dupont Road, south of Morris, turned into a pursuit when Denwiddie fled the scene. Police reported the fleeing car ran off the road near Route 113 but recovered and continued to Mazon where the driver crashed then fled on foot.

During the foot pursuit with Denwiddie, Deputy Post was hit by gunfire. Police reported Denwiddie also shot himself in the arm. Several police agencies responded. Denwiddie was taken into custody after he was held up in a Mazon apartment.

Denwiddie is now jailed in Kendall County. He’s charged with 3-couunts of Attempted Murder, 3-counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Weapon and t3-counts of Aggravated Battery/Using Deadly Weapon, all class X felonies. Bond is set at $10-million.

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