Des Plaines teen fatally shot on street identified

Des Plaines police are looking for at least three suspects who gunned down a teenage boy in front of his home Sunday night.

Police are calling it an isolated incident that happened on a busy residential street.

A neighbor’s security camera shows the first police cars arriving on the scene, literally a minute or two after the shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m.

"Not rapid-fire, but more single shot it seemed like. Probably somewhere between 5 to 10 I guess," said Jeremy Daniel, neighbor.

Police say 16-year-old Justyce Broadway-Williams was shot multiple times just steps in front of his home, and even though paramedics responded quickly, they were unable to save his life.


A witness tells us he saw a white car fleeing the scene immediately after the shooting, then, moments later, a gold-colored car stopped and picked up three people who had been standing over the victim.

In a statement, Des Plaines police say: "This appears to be an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the general public. This incident remains under investigation."

Neighbors say they’re not aware of any gang activity in the immediate vicinity. But they say they’re surprised the shooting happened here because it’s just around the corner from the Des Plaines Police Department.

"Very shocking indeed, especially with the police station right around the corner. I don’t know what was worth whatever it was for them to do it right next to a police station and to be killed over," Daniel said.

The investigation is ongoing.