The suspect in a fatal shooting during the early morning hours of Sunday June 3, 2018 in a recording studio at 24W713 Lake Street in unincorporated Roselle in DuPage County was arrested in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland.
DuPage County Sheriff’s Office investigators traveled to Maryland in mid-June 2018 to meet with local police who had arrested 30-year-old Owen A. Reneau of Oak Park, Illinois according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Reneau was wanted on a warrant for unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the June 3, 2018 shooting death of Sanzhez Townes-Elliott.
U.S. Marshals arrested Reneau at a relative’s home in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland.
Initially after the shooting, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office would only say that a they were conducting an investigation into a death on Lake Street near Lake Street and Wheaton Road, and did not say whether the death was being investigating as a homicide. Also, no age or hometown for the victim was initially released.
Townes-Elliott, 27, a resident of Glendale Heights, was found dead at the scene, the DuPage County Coroner’s Office said. Reneau is accused of firing a handgun at Townes-Elliott inside a basement recording studio in the 24W713 Lake Street in an unincorporated area near Roselle. The building at 24W713 is known to have a street sign displaying “24 Hour Adult Fun”.
DuPage County investigators learned that Reneau had fled Illinois, and the U.S. Marshals Service and the Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office were notified. Reneau was located and arrested at a relative’s home in a suburb of Baltimore.. He waived extradition and was brought back to DuPage County this week.
Reneau was charged Tuesday, July 3, 2018 with first-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon, according to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. His bail was set at $3 million for the murder charge and $2 million for the UUW gun charge. Renau’s next court date was scheduled for July 30.