Man Held on $5M Bond for Romeoville Shooting

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014  |  Updated 11:51 AM CDT
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Neighbors Describe Romeoville Shooting Scene

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Man Charged With Shooting Romeoville Teen, Mother

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

Neighbors Describe Romeoville Shooting Scene

Mother, daughter shot in SUV.
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A suburban Chicago man is being held on $5 million bond after he was accused of shooting a teenager and her mother while they were in the driveway of a Romeoville home.

Twenty-three-year-old Erick M. Maya of Cicero is charged with two counts of attempted murder along with aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon for Thursday's shooting.

He was arrested Friday.

Both the 15-year-old girl and her 33-year-old mother survived the attack, but the girl remained in critical condition after being shot in the head. Her mother was shot in the neck and was in good condition.

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."

It wasn't clear if Maya had an attorney.

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