He Fell Outside Mall Store. The Shooter Kept Going

Suspect Jakharr Williams at large after Monday shooting near Chicago
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 22, 2019 11:05 AM CST
Suspect at Large in Chicago-Area Mall Shooting
Police and fire departments respond to the scene of a shooting at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park, Ill., on Monday.   (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Authorities are seeking a man suspected of fatally shooting a teenager and wounding a bystander at a suburban Chicago mall, reports the AP. Orland Park police say the suspect and the victim were involved in "an altercation" before the Monday shooting at Orland Square Mall. Police say the suspect pulled a handgun, fired multiple times, and fled the mall, about 20 miles southwest of Chicago. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Javon Britten of Richton Park. He collapsed outside a clothing store and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Per the Chicago Tribune, police have IDed the suspect as 19-year-old Jakharr Williams, who may have known Britten. Deputy Police Chief Joseph Mitchell says a bystander suffered a graze wound to the leg in the "isolated incident." (This follows a "tragic accident" near Chicago.)

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