Friday, charges were filed against Gerald Chamberlain and Robert Russell after a Kohl’s shooting during a Black Friday sale; Chamberlain was charged with theft and Robert Russell was charged with attempted murder, retail theft and obstructing an officer. Another individual, 52, was in the suspect’s car and he was hospitalized after the shooting, according to ABC 7.
The Kohl’s shooting occurred in Romeoville, Illinois Thursday night just after 10 p.m. and the two suspects were allegedly shoplifting; a police officer shot one man and injured another during the chase. The police arrived on the scene after being called and saw one man running out of the Kohl’s store, one of the officers chased the suspect. The police officer attempted to jump into the car and the door was closed on his arm. A back-up police officer made 3-4 shots towards the moving car and the driver was shot in the shoulder, and the car came to a stop.
None of the suspects were seriously injured in the Kohl’s shooting and one police officer had minor injuries.
Friday, after the Kohl’s shooting, Kohl’s issued this statement:
“A police investigation is under way into this matter. We are cooperating with the authorities leading the investigation and are referring all media inquiries to police.”
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