Kane County Judge John A. Barsanti has sentenced 18-year-old Devon C. Coleman to 20 years of incarceration in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the June 2020 shooting death of 27-year-old Jordan Durr.
Barsanti in late September found Coleman guilty of the offense of first-degree murder.
Coleman waived his right to a jury trial.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Joseph Cullen and Ryan Merkel presented evidence that at about 9 p.m. June 8, 2020, Coleman and a co-defendant, while armed with a 9mm handgun, drove from Maywood, IL, to Carpentersville with the intent of illegally purchasing an additional handgun.
When they arrived, Jordan Durr walked up to a vehicle occupied by the co-defendants parked at 9 Oxford Drive, Carpentersville.
After a brief altercation, one of the co-defendants shot Durr in the left side of his chest. Durr ran a short distance and collapsed near a Dumpster.
Carpentersville police arrived a short time later and placed the co-defendants under arrest. Durr was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.
According to Illinois law, Coleman must serve the full sentence. He receives credit for time served in jail while his case was pending.
The charges against the co-defendant are not proof of guilt. He are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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