Five people charged in wake of Plainfield shooting

Special to the Tribune

Five people have been charged with various crimes stemming from an altercation that resulted in a man being shot in the leg Monday morning in a Plainfield subdivision. 

Police said they received a called at about 10 a.m. Monday from a man who said he was wanted on a warrant and was turning himself in.

When police arrived at a townhome in the 20000 block of George Washington Drive, they learned that the man, Jeffrey S. Walsh, 23, had been shot by one of two juveniles who were in another unit across the driveway.

One juvenile was charged with battery and the other juvenile was charged with aggravated battery and manufacturing/delivery of cannabis, as well as aggravated robbery for another incident that occurred in the suburb earlier in the day.

Raymond M. Villa, 24, of the 10000 block of Stellar Lane in Plainfield, was also charged with battery, and Amber K. Humphrey, 20, of the 3000 block of Woodside Drive in Joliet, was charged with possession of cannabis.

The victim, Walsh, was transferred to the hospital with non life-threatening injures.  He was later transferred to the Will County Jail due to an arrest warrant for battery.

Plainfield Sgt. Mike Fisher said today all the individuals were acquaintances and were intoxicated at the time of the shooting.

Fisher said that one of the juveniles participated in a strong-arm robbery of a man walking down 143rd Street earlier in the day. Fisher said the victim was able to identify the juvenile.

“They were not only brought to justice regarding this disturbance/shooting, but through further investigation and interviews the second juvenile was linked to and identified as the offender in a robbery that occurred several hours earlier,” police officials said in a statement.


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