Joliet police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:00 a.m. Friday to a report of a shooting at Izzy’s Bar, 507 Theodore St, Joliet. The shooting incident at the bar northwest of downtown Joliet near the city limits, and surrounded by a residential neighborhood, killed a male bartender and injured a second man.
A 55-year-old man, who works on vintage cars, is accused of the shooting at Izzy’s Bar, and is in custody. Patrons at the bar jumped tried to disarm the suspect when a second man was shot.
Witnesses reported that the suspect, who had been kicked out of the bar earlier that night, allegedly came returned inside the bar, carrying a shotgun, and fired a single round at 52-year-old bartender Danny Rios.
Rios was transported to a nearby hospital by paramedics, and pronounced dead about 8:00 a.m. Friday — about seven hours after the shooting.
Joliet police received a search warrant and entered the suspect’s home and garage in the block of 1600 Dearborn Street in Crest Hill, which is only half a block from the bar. The city of Crest Hill, to the north, is just across Theodore Street.
Charges are pending.
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) March 9, 2018
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) March 9, 2018
A 55-year-old man is in custody in Joliet after a fatal shooting at Izzy's bar overnight. https://t.co/UdohN7zsvY
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) March 9, 2018
Bartender killed, man injured in Joliet bar shooting https://t.co/ChVDxJz6zQ
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) March 9, 2018
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