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Shorewood man charged in connection with Joliet mass shooting

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a January shooting that left eight people dead and nine injured in Joliet.

Jon Hansen, 24, of Shorewood, was arrested Friday on charges of first-degree murder of Toyosi Bakare, 28, and attempted murder of a 42-year-old man on January 21. 10 minutes, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

The next day, seven people were found shot to death in two houses in the extreme south-west suburb. Romeo Nance, 23, who was accused of shooting all nine victims, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound later that night while being pursued by U.S. marshals near San Antonio , Texas, authorities said.

Hansen is accused of being with Nance during the Jan. 21 shootings that wounded the 42-year-old man in the 200 block of Davis Street and killed Bakare at the Pheasant Run Apartment complex.

Nance then gave Hansen the gun used to shoot and wound the man, which Hansen threw into the DuPage River, according to police. Authorities later found the gun in the river.

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Hansen

Will County Sheriff’s Office

The other seven shooting victims found in two homes in the 2200 block of West Acres Road were family members of Nance, according to police.

Killed Jan. 21 in the two homes were Nance’s mother, Tameaka Nance, 47; sisters Alexandria Nance, 20, Alonnah Nance, 16, and Angel Nance, 14; brother Joshua Nance, 31; aunt Christine Esters, 38; and uncle William Esters II, 35, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.

Hansen is not accused of being involved in those shootings.

Nance’s girlfriend, Kyleigh Cleveland-Singleton, 21, also faces an obstruction of justice charge in connection with the shooting. She is accused of providing false information that she did not know Nance’s phone number “with intent to prevent the apprehension of Romeo Nance for first degree murder,” according to court documents.