Dolton man charged with murder in Hanover Park shooting

  • Jason D. Williams

    Jason D. Williams

 
 
Updated 8/19/2020 6:18 PM

A Dolton man faces murder and other charges in the Aug. 11 shooting of a 26-year-old South Holland man in Hanover Park, which police describe as a domestic altercation that became a gunfight.

Jason D. Williams, 34, who also was injured in the exchange of gunfire, is charged in Cook County with one count each of murder, attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated battery with a firearm, domestic battery and robbery, according to Hanover Park Deputy Police Chief Terrence Sherrill.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Williams was denied bail at his initial court hearing Saturday, Sherrill said. His next court date is scheduled for Sept. 4.

Police said their investigation determined that Williams clashed with victim Ricky Foster the morning of Aug. 11 when he went to the residence of his 28-year-old ex-fiancee on the 1300 block of Kingsbury Drive to confront her.

Both men were armed and engaged in a gunfight, Sherill said. The woman suffered a gunshot that was not life-threatening and was released from the hospital soon afterward, he said.

Foster was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. that day at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Williams showed up suffering from several gunshot wounds at a hospital shortly afterward and was taken into custody upon his release last Friday, Sherrill said.

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