Briana Valle, Age 15, Dies Saturday After Struggling to Survive After being Shot Twice in Head in Romeoville, Thursday Morning

The 15-year-old girl, who was shot the same time as her mother Thursday morning in southwest suburban Romeoville died at Loyola University Medical Center at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Romeoville police are asking neighbors not to touch any firearm or other potential piece of evidence they may find in the neighborhood, and report it to police immediately [...]

Previously, Erick M. Maya, 23, of the 5600 block of Park Avenue in Cicero, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon [...]

Romeoville Police say suspect Erick M. Maya and the 15-year-old girl, a Romeoville High School student, had dated in the past, but were not currently romantically involved [...]


NOTE: The alert for this case is posted on the official general Twitter account for Romeoville and the official general Facebook page for Romeoville. The police specific web page has not link to this information as of Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:50 a.m.

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Romeoville Police Update: 

On February 13, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m., a 33-year old female and her 15-year old daughter were shot on the 300 block of Emery Avenue in Romeoville, Illinois. The adult female and her daughter had just left their residence and had entered their vehicle which was parked in the driveway.

A subject described as a short male then walked up to the vehicle and shot the daughter in the head and the mother in the neck. The offender fled the area on foot running westbound along 135th St.

The mother and daughter were both transported to  Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital by the Romeoville Fire Department. The daughter was later airlifted to Loyola Hospital. The mother was also transported to Loyola Hospital.

The Valley View School District was contacted and schools in the area were placed on lockdown. A search of the surrounding neighborhood was conducted by officers of the Romeoville Police Department with assistance from other law enforcement agencies, including the Will County Sheriff's Department, the Crest Hill Police Department and the Joliet Police Department.

Four persons of interest were located in the neighborhood and taken into custody. These individuals were transported to the Romeoville Police Department where they are being questioned in reference to their possible involvement in this incident. No charges have been filed at this time. However, residents should always remain alert and report any suspicious persons or suspicious activity to the Romeoville Police.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. the schools were removed from lockdown status.

The incident remains under investigation by the Romeoville Police Department.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the Romeoville Police Department at 815-886-7219. Citizens may also provide information using the anonymous tip line at 815-328-5205.