UPDATE: Man Charged With Shooting Ex-Girlfriend's Mom in Wheaton

The Lombard man is being held on $1 million bond after allegedly shooting ex-girlfriend's mother at a home in Wheaton, according to the DuPage State's Attorney.

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. 

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Kelly January 27, 2013 at 01:43 AM
When a person chooses to bring thier private business into the public street with violence and intent to harm it becomes the business of everyone in the community. As for the sec 8 comments. There is something called Safe Communities that landlords can use to keep trouble out. The community needs to make it our business that lanlords know about this and subscribe to it.
Alan January 27, 2013 at 01:51 PM
lil homie, I would expect nothing less from you. I know Charlotte is going to have your posts deleted. And, it will be like as if you were never here. That's how you should be treated, like as if you are not even there...
JAY JAY January 27, 2013 at 06:30 PM
A shame this )(*&^%$#@!@#$%^&*() TRASH ever survived child birth !!!!
Me February 01, 2013 at 11:47 PM
I know him, and His EX. Hell I was actually friends with him in high school. This Is kinda surreal and crazy but at the same time, doesn't surprise me. He is that type to be quick to shoot. There are too many cowardly people on our streets who aren't accustomed to solving problems without violence and most of you all are right in saying he deserves the full penalty. It's really sad though because I know his mother personally and she worked hard to move him from the south side of chicago to Lombard but you k now what they say. "You can take a nigga out the hood, but u can take the hood out a nigga" I can say that, im black. But he's NOT that because of his skin pigment, it's the ignorence level and stupidity he demonstrates in everyday life that deems him one. He'll only get worst when he gets out, The system is flawed to make sure of that. I know his mom is hurt.... He had just got his first job... pity.
JAY JAY February 03, 2013 at 03:20 PM
ME Tell us please. Wherethe hell is his SAD DADDY????? THE FACTS ARE 75% of your people have kids out of WEDLOCK? THE MORE THE BETTER $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Could It be for every FREE handout known to man, LIKE A MONTHLY CHECKS,HOUSING, ADC, IBT CARDS, FREE MEDICAL ETC. WE CRACKERS ARE FED UP WITH IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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