Two suspects wanted in a gas station fight in which a man was shot and possibly paralyzed are in police custody, Joliet Police Cmdr. Brian Benton said today.
Anthony White, 24, of Joliet, who is believed to be the triggerman in the Feb. 9 incident, was picked up in South Bend, Ind., by the St. Joseph County Police Department. He is being held on a Joliet arrest warrant for attempted murder and is to be extradited back to the city, Benton said.
His cohort, Gregory Sellers, 24, was arrested Wednesday morning at his 112 Bowen Place home after he failed to turn himself in to Joliet police as arranged by his lawyer, he said. Sellers is charged with aggravated battery and mob action.
The charges stem from an argument that started at about 3 a.m. at the Citgo station at 379 S. Chicago St. The incident was caught on videotape, which police used it to identify White and Sellers as the two instigators, Benton said.
While he wouldn't disclose what the fight was about, Benton did say it drew a large crowd of mostly men, many of whom they've been able to track down as possible witnesses.
The victim, whose identity has not been revealed, remains hospitalized at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
Police issued arrest warrants for White and Sellers last week and put out a public request for help in locating the two suspects. The actions prompted Sellers to contact a lawyer, who got in touch with the police, Benton said.
Although they made arrangements for Sellers to turn himself in, he failed to arrive at the designated time. Officers took him into custody later at his home, Benton said.
Sellers is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. White's bond is $2 million.