- Byron Montogmery from Bolingbrook was charged with the first-degree murder of three individuals.
- A $20 million bail has been set for the seventeen-year-old accused of multiple first-degree murders.
Byron Montogmery from Bolingbrook was charged with first-degree murder in the tragic shooting of three individuals, Cartez Daniels, 40, Samiya Shelton-Tillman, 17, and Sanai Daniels, 9.
Bolingbrook police stated that Montgomery had been linked with Shelton-Tillman in a dating relationship prior to the fatal incident. Subsequently, a $20 million bail has been set for the seventeen-year-old accused of multiple first-degree murders.
This incident serves as another heartbreaking reminder of the devastating impact of gun violence on our communities and society as a whole.
Byrion Montgomery has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, aggravated battery, and aggravated unlawful weapon use.
The 34-year-old woman remains hospitalized but is reported to be in stable condition. In addition to this charge, three other victims have been reported; Cartez Daniels was shot and stabbed, and Shelton-Tillman and Sanai Daniels were brutally shot.
Fortunately, two children who were also inside the residence during the incident remain uninjured.
Officers arrived at the Lee Lane residence around 8:15 p.m. Sunday to investigate a shooting that left both the family and community shocked and devastated.
Melinda Taylor, living in close proximity to the incident site, described her grief after learning of it. She relayed that her son had previously played basketball with the family’s son, causing this tragedy to hit close to home.
Along with her husband, Anthony Taylor, she spoke with reporters on Monday morning near the shooting scene. Her speech demonstrated her profound sadness over what had happened, conveying that it “broke [her] heart.”
The community was shaken by this unfortunate incident and erupted in an outpouring of support and condolences for everyone affected.
Anthony Taylor, a Bolingbrook resident, expressed his dismay at the rising prevalence of gun violence nationwide.
He lamented that the tragedy that had occurred on Lee Lane, the site of the recent shooting, was especially shocking given what was usually perceived as a peaceful and diverse environment in their town.
Given such a situation, it is understandable why many in Bolingbrook are praying for this family during a time of great sorrow and difficulty.
Montgomery, who had an extensive criminal history before being charged with nine counts of first-degree murder, is no stranger to violence. His bail has been set at a hefty $20 million, shocking those unfamiliar with his case.
When asked about the incident by police, Pole expressed disbelief. “This is not something you’re accustomed to,” he said gravely.
Proving that justice will always prevail despite the deeply saddening and unfortunate outcomes of such grievous acts of violence, this tragedy serves as a reminder that domestic-related hate crimes are never acceptable and must be met with consequences accordingly.
Mayor Mary Alexander-Basta expressed her sympathies to the family and friends of the victims, as well as her prayers for the victim still in the hospital.
The violence that transpired is a tragedy no one should ever face. Fortunately, further disaster was averted with the swift resolution of the investigation by local law enforcement, resulting in the arrest of Montgomery about two hours after the attack.
However, heartbreakingly, it appears he acted alone. We hope for a quick recovery of all involved and a peaceful resolution moving forward.