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Joliet man arrested in connection with Friday’s shooting

Davonte Farries

Joliet — A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 32-year-old man in Joliet who has been hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Davonte Farries, 28, of Joliet, was identified by detectives as a suspect in the shooting on Friday, Joliet police Sgt. Dwayne English said.

Farries was arrested on charges of reckless conduct, reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of a weapon by felon.

“It is believed that Farries was handling a handgun while seated in the backseat of a vehicle at which time the handgun discharged, striking the victim who was sitting in the front seat,” English said.

The name of the man who was shot was not released.

About 1:50 p.m. Friday, officers arrived at Ascension Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet after a report the man had been taken to the hospital by a private vehicle, Joliet police Sgt. Dwayne English said.

Officers determined the man was in critical condition, English said. Officers learned the shooting had taken place in the 300 block of Oneida Street, and the man had been shot while near a vehicle. The area is north of West Jefferson Street and south of Cass Street.

After detectives identified Farries as a suspect, they found him in the 700 block of West Jefferson Street, English said.