Updated 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24
Markeith Williams, 19, of Lombard faces charges of aggravated battery with a firearm after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend's mother at a home in Wheaton Tuesday night, according to a press release from DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin.
Williams texted his ex around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to tell her he was going to "shoot up her house," according to the release. The Daily Herald reports Williams made the threat after an argument about a joint bank account he shared with his ex-girlfriend.
Later that night, officials said he drove past the girl's house in Wheaton, rolled down the window and fired one shot, hitting his ex-girlfriend's mother in the shoulder. Officials said she suffered a "minor graze wound" to her uppoer shoulder. Her husband, who was also in the home at the time, was not injured.
The home is near the intersection of Pembroke and Groton lanes, officials said.
Williams is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm (Class X felony) and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm (Class 1 felony). If convicted he could face up to 30 years in jail, according to the release.
He was arrested Wednesday after an investigation by Wheaton police.
“The allegations against Mr. Williams are extremely serious,” Berlin said in the statement. “Thankfully the victim in this shooting is expected to make a full recovery from her injuries. This type of blatant disregard for the general public, as is alleged in this case, will not be tolerated."
DuPage County Judge James Orel set Williams' bond at $1 million Wednesday. Williams is scheduled to appear in court in front of Judge Daniel Guerin Feb. 25.