Chicago Sun-Times


- Cindy Hernandez, Emmanuel Camarillo

A 17-year-old has been charged in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend and two other people during a “domestic-related” home invasion in southwest suburban Bolingbroo­k late Sunday.

Byrion Montgomery is charged with nine counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Bolingbroo­k police said.

His bail has been set at $20 million, police said.

Officers responded to a call in the 100 block of Lee Lane about 8:15 p.m. and found two adults and two children had been shot, according to the police department.

Two victims were pronounced dead at the scene. A woman and a child were also taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, police said. The child later died, and the woman’s condition was stabilized, police said.

The victims were identified as Cartez L. Daniels, 40, and Samiya A. Shelton-Tillman, 17, according to police, who said they were waiting for a positive identifica­tion on the child who died.

A 3-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were inside the home at the time of the shooting but were not injured, according to police.

“The violence that occurred is something no one should ever have to endure or worry about,” Bolingbroo­k Mayor Mary Alexander-Basta said in a statement. “My deepest condolence­s go out to the family and friends of the victims, and my prayers are sent to the victim still in the hospital.”

Montgomery was arrested about two hours after the attack. He had been in a relationsh­ip with Shelton-Tillman, police said.

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