Joliet man charged with fatally shooting father: police

Jakeem Williams | Joliet police

A Joliet man was arrested Monday after allegedly shooting and killing his father in the southwest suburb.

At about 3:57 p.m., Joliet police officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Fairlane Drive for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they located a 50-year-old man in an open garage who had been shot.

He was transported to Ascension St., Joseph Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.


A preliminary investigation revealed 32-year-old Jakeem Williams retrieved a handgun from his bedroom and shot his father, according to Joliet police.

A perimeter was established around the residence and other family members exited the home safely.

It was eventually determined that Williams had fled the scene after the shooting.

Williams was taken into custody by Will County Sheriff's deputies on Route 53 near Hoff Road after a description of his vehicle was provided to local law enforcement.

Williams was transported to the Joliet Police Department and subsequently transferred to the Will County Adult Detention Facility.

He was charged with one count of first-degree murder.