Bartlett teen gets 18 years for attempted murder

Updated 11/15/2013 5:24 AM
  • Deavonte Cain

    Deavonte Cain

A Bartlett teenager has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder for a 2012 shooting near Bartlett Elementary School.

In exchange for his guilty plea to the felonies, Deavonte Cain, 19, was sentenced to 18 years in prison. He must complete at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Cain turned himself in to Bartlett police shortly after the shooting, which took place March 20, 2012.

Cain, who was on juvenile probation for a robbery conviction, was walking about 7:30 p.m. near Oneida and Elroy avenues when he encountered two males who he knew from prior altercations, prosecutors said during his bond hearing.

Cain retrieved a .25 caliber handgun from his home, prosecutors said, and returned to the scene on a bicycle and shot four or five rounds at the victims.

One of them, an Elgin Area School District U-46 student, was wounded in the shoulder, prosecutors said. That victim was treated and released.

Bartlett police said at the time that the shooting likely stemmed from an earlier fight between teenagers from several U-46 schools, but they did not believe it was gang-related.

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