Slain Teens Identified From Tuesday Night Joliet Shooting
The two teenagers gunned down on Second Avenue have been identified.
The two teenagers gunned down on Second Avenue Tuesday night have been identified.
Delasse Lanier, 18, and Adrian Knox, 17, both of Joliet, were pronounced dead at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil's office released a statment saying autopsies will be performed on the two young men today.
Detectives are still piecing together the events that led to Lanier and Knox getting shot on Second Avenue between Hobbs and Aikin avenues.
Lanier and Knox were the second and third Joliet teens slain in the city within 24 hours. On Monday night, 18-year-old Tevin Bridges was shot to death in the Lois Place apartments.
Darrel Perkins, 53, was charged with killing Bridges, who reportedly showed up at the older man's apartment door looking to buy loose cigarettes.
Witnesses told detectives that Bridges balled his fists and advanced on Perkins, who then grabbed a .38-caliber handgun off a table and filled Bridges with bullets, police said.