Bolingbrook WeatherTech Shooting: Police say killer was temporary employee who had robbed coworkers
BOLINGBROOK, Illinois - Bolingbrook police said that the man who opened fire at WeatherTech on Saturday morning, killing one person and wounding two others, was a temporary employee named Charles McKnight.
Police identified the man who died as Central Hightower, 37, of Plainfield.
Bolingbrook police said they were called to WeatherTech at 6:25 a.m. and found three people shot. The suspect, McKnight, had taken off.
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Police said coworkers said McKnight had been working the overnight shift and had been confronted by coworkers after he had robbed two of them of a watch and a wallet at gunpoint. They argued, and police said McKnight pulled out a handgun and shot three of them.
McKnight was arrested a couple hours later. Police said he was with a temporary employment agency and he was assigned to WeatherTech on June 9.
The other victims include a 25-year-old man who is in critical condition and a 43-year-old man who was treated and released.
McKnight is from Chicago, police said. He is charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.