Patrick K. Gleason

Patrick K. Gleason (Will County State's Attorney)

Suspect Charged In Joliet Bar Killing

March 12, 2018 - 3:22 pm

JOLIET (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Charges have been filed against a man who allegedly shot two other men early Friday at a southwest suburban Joliet bar, killing one of them and critically wounding the other.

Authorities were called to the shooting about 1:15 a.m. at Izzy’s Bar, 507 Theodore St., according to a statement from Joliet police. The caller told dispatchers that two men were shot and that other patrons at the bar had disarmed and detained the shooter, who later identified as 55-year-old Patrick K. Gleason of Crest Hill.

Paramedics arrived and provided emergency medical aid to a 52-year-old man and a 26-year-old man who had suffered gunshot wounds, police said.

The older man, identified as Daniel Rios III of Joliet, later died, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.

The younger man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but was later stabilized, police said.

Gleason was also taken in critical condition to a hospital, where he remained under guard as of Saturday morning, police said.

Gleason was formally charged Monday with five counts of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. His bail was set at $10 million and he was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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