18-year-old suspect in fatal Joliet shooting in Georgia

JOLIET, Illinois — A man wanted for shooting dead a 35-year-old man in Joliet in July is awaiting extradition to Illinois after authorities discovered his whereabouts in Georgia.

Marquis Johnson, 18, of Joliet, was taken into custody by police at a residence in Lithonia, Georgia
US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. Johnson is facing triple first-degree murder in connection with a fatal July 31 shooting in the Credit Clique and Suites parking lot on the 1300 block of W. Jefferson Street.

Intervention officers found the shooting victim, Jaron Lymon, with multiple gunshot wounds. First responders took Lymon to Ascension Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Joliet detectives identified Johnson as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant, even though authorities learned Johnson was in Georgia.

With the help of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, officers took Johnson into custody without incident. He is currently incarcerated in Decatur, Georgia.

https://wgntv.com/news/joliet/18-year-old-accused-in-deadly-joliet-shooting-located-in-georgia/ 18-year-old suspect in fatal Joliet shooting in Georgia

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