Charges Filed in Shooting of Romeoville Woman, Daughter

Erick M. Maya, 23, charged in connection with shooting

Friday, Feb 14, 2014  |  Updated 7:27 PM CDT
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Charges have been filed against a Cicero man in connection with the Thursday shooting of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in

Charges have been filed against a Cicero man in connection with the Thursday shooting of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in

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Romeville Woman, Daughter Shot on Way to School

Suburban Romeoville officials are searching for suspects after a woman and her 15-year-old daughter were shot in an SUV Thursday morning as they were leaving for school.

Neighbors Describe Romeoville Shooting Scene

Mother, daughter shot in SUV.
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Charges have been filed against a Cicero man in connection with the Thursday shooting of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in suburban Romeoville.

Erick M. Maya, 23, of 5600 Park Avenue, 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, according to Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.

A warrant for Maya’s arrest was signed Friday afternoon, and bond was set at $5 million. He is expected to make a court appearance at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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

The woman and her daughter were shot Thursday morning in an SUV on the 300 block of Emery Avenue as they were leaving for school. The shooting prompted a two-hour lockdown at schools in the immediate area.

Police say Maya ran away from the scene after the shooting, but was located about 2-1/2 hours later. A weapon was not recovered.

"It was point blank,"  Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey said. "They were in the car and he shot through passenger side, first the daughter then the mother. Then he fled."

Police said the girl was shot in the head and her 33-year-old mother was shot in the neck.

The girl is listed in critical condition and her mother is listed in good condition.

Neighbors Brian Corban heard the gun shots and ran outside in time to see the mother get out of the SUV.

"She was bleeding around the chest and neck," Corban said. "We went around to the other side and tried to get the daughter up. She wasn't looking good." 

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