Ottawa alleged murder was premeditated, prosecutor says

Defendants appear in court for 1st time Thursday

La Salle County State's Attorney Joe Navarro said Thursday, June 8, 2023, during a news conference the murder of Eric Clements is considered premeditated.
Nicolaus J. Phillips
Chastity A. Furar

There was no indication of any drug deal gone bad.”

—  Joe Navarro, La Salle County state's attorney
Capt. Michael Cheatham of the Ottawa Police Department discusses Thursday, June 8, 2023, the investigation that led to two arrests in the June 5 shooting death of Eric S. Clements of Ottawa. Investigators credited witnesses who heard gunshots and provided a pivotal description of the fleeing vehicle.