- 3PM WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, UPDATE
The Elgin Police Department is warning the public about “armed and dangerous men” at large following a Tuesday (Aug. 6, 2019) parking lot altercation that led to a fatal shooting.
According to an Elgin Police Department news release, officers responded at around 10:32 a.m. Tuesday to a reported shooting in the 1200 block of Fleetwood Drive.
Officers arrived to find a 24-year-old male subject — identified today (Wednesday, Aug. 7) by the Kane County Coroner’s Office as Joshua Bey, 24, of Elgin — suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Bey was transported to Presence St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy today, with preliminary findings confirming the cause of death as “multiple gunshot wounds.” Toxicology samples were sent to a lab.
The Elgin Police Department’s preliminary investigation reveals that there was a verbal altercation between a group of subjects in a parking lot. The altercation turned physical, and Bey was ultimately shot.
Detectives from Elgin’s Major and Special Investigations Division responded and are continuing their extensive investigation.
Two suspects have been identified and warrants have been issued for their arrests. Information regarding their whereabouts is being sought. The subjects should be considered armed and dangerous.
“Do not approach them if seen,” Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley said. “Please contact law enforcement immediately.”
“We want to thank our community members for coming forward with information that leads to the identification of Isaiah Butler and Xavier Butler,” Lalley added. “We continue to seek help from the public so we may bring closure to the family of the victim.”
If you have information or video that may assist, please call 847-289-2600 or to text a tip, send a message to 847411 and include ELGINPD in the beginning of the text, along with the message and/or tip information.
You can also visit www.cityofelgin.org/crimetip for more crime tip options.
Police said additional updates will be provided when they become available.
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