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Crest Hill Man Charged With Killing 1, Wounding Another in Joliet Bar Shooting

Two men were shot early Friday, one of them fatally, at a bar in southwest suburban Joliet

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.

Two men were shot early Friday, one of them fatally, at a bar in southwest suburban Joliet.

Authorities were called about the shooting at 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, 55-year-old Patrick K. Gleason.

Paramedics arrived and provided emergency medical aid to the victims, police said. A 52-year-old man was dead at the scene and a 26-year-old man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The older man was identified as Daniel Rios III of Joliet, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office. Preliminary results from an autopsy Friday indicated that he died of a fatal gunshot wound, but his final cause of death was pending the results of police, autopsy and toxicological reports. His death was being investigated as a homicide.

Gleason, who lives in Crest Hill, was also taken to a hospital in critical condition and he remained hospitalized under guard Saturday morning, police said. The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest upon his release from the hospital.

The warrant carries a $10 million bail amount and charges Gleason with five counts of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, police said.

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