2 Shot During Channahon Home Invasion

Jul 7, 2009 Full story: MyFoxChicago 23

Authorities are investigating a double shooting in an apartment building in southwest suburban Channahon Tuesday morning.

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Bolingbrook, IL

#1 Jul 8, 2009
They need to close those apts.down. Nothing but a bunch of non tax paying white trash there. I don't want to look at that when I take my family to Kerry Sheridan Park. Bring out the bulldozer.

Channahon, IL

#2 Jul 9, 2009
That is not really nice to say!!!!!!
Not all people are white trash just because they live in an apartment building; yes I agree that the apartments are big trouble. what about the owner, he should take some responsibility for them, does he even do background checks on people?(channahon) make him clean them up

Channahon, IL

#3 Jul 9, 2009
in response to kel... i agree with you 100%.. those apt. are horrible all channahon does is get calls there .. maybe they should go to the owner and make him clean them up, so thing like this dont happen anymore. and for people to say "they are white trash" they were young kids living on there own trying to make things work with out there parents help.. wouldnt you be proud of your kids if they were doing thing on there own and not fingding out that your kid shot someone..how would you feel if you seen your kid on a mug shot?

Channahon, IL

#4 Jul 9, 2009
Maybe this incident will open the Channahon Police Dept's eyes as to what is actually going on around thew town, For instance the Drug activity on Center
street.I think everyone knows the house in question.

Plainfield, IL

#5 Jul 9, 2009
I can not believe the crime in Channahon. It has been a small town. With property tax going up, it would seem that we would have better protection. This will make our property value go down but our tax bill will not.

Tinley Park, IL

#6 Jul 16, 2009
I just happen to know the two individuals that got shot. Its truely sad, it really is. How is it the victims fault for being shot??? The blackberry apartments have been trash ever since I can remember and I grew up in channahon. I'll give you that. I believe the white apartments (Cabrini White to some...) on top of the hill on Center St. are a much bigger problem.

These 4 punks just stroll in to those apartments to rob these two young adults, shoot them and steal from them and leave. This could happen just about everywhere, even in your neighborhood. Yeah running a background check, credit history would "shape up" the occupants that live there, but will not stop violence. Violence will go anywhere at any cost, just remember that and only us as a community can pull together help slow it or even prevent it.

Plainfield, IL

#7 Jul 17, 2009
True. violence can happen anywhere. But Channahon needs to take action now before it is out of control. I think the ones who got robbed were in connection with the four young adults. It is a shame what happened and I feel bad for the families. Anytime cops are called out for domestic violence or other issues that tennant should get a warning and then if it happens again they are out. I know single moms or people who are trying to get back on their feet need to start some where affordable. Then they need to get serious and get away from the drugs and violence.

Shorewood, IL

#8 Jul 17, 2009
Well just to give more insight to this story, the young man died as of today... this is a great loss and I feel deeply for this family considering I watched this guy grow up. Not fair, it really isn't. Just my though, all 4 of these little punk ass kids should get exactly what they did to him done to them.

Channahon, IL

#9 Jul 20, 2009
Joseph=== This should have not happened!! our hearts go out to the family and to him!!! insight to what has happened, they were acquaintances, and they were looking for drugs ( is this true), the police were called numerous times for problems, I feel, if you play with a bomb it will eventually go off , please say you don't hang around with this type of crowd

Schaumburg, IL

#10 Jul 21, 2009
I really loved Josh. I can not understand the minds of these so-called people. I had no idea those were even girls involved. So ugly! However Josh was a good person and a loving son to my friend and everyone involved in his life knew he was special and now God has him, my prayers are in my heart. This is so tragic looking at the pictures of these people that could do something and take such a life in waiting for such a future. I LOVE YOU JOSH AND I LOVE YOUR DAD. My prayers will always stay in my heart for you.

Love, Amy

Tinley Park, IL

#11 Jul 25, 2009
No I do not hang out with this crowd. I am way older than Josh was. As far as the drugs, yes, that is what else they were after. They were also after his life savings, which was of a very good amount. Those things aside, justice will be served. Reguardless of what they were after, it shouldn't of happened the way it happened.

Western Springs, IL

#12 Jul 28, 2009
brad wrote:
Maybe this incident will open the Channahon Police Dept's eyes as to what is actually going on around thew town, For instance the Drug activity on Center
street.I think everyone knows the house in question.
ahahahahahaha thats funny. i totally kno who ur talkin about. the thing is, it isnt drug dealing going on there, its only drug using, i kno that isnt good either but they kinda keep the drug use to themselves at least. ahah funny.
the victim

Western Springs, IL

#13 Jul 28, 2009
ugh u people. THIS WAS NOT DRUG RELATED!!!!! not drug related. yes, josh sold marijuana a couple months before this happened, but even when he was selling, he didnt make nearly as much as he did through his job. he was in the union makin 36 an hour, this is whut they were after. jason hung out with me n josh two weeks before this ahppened. jason is not a drug user, and he KNEW that josh stopped selling. they might have been lookin for some weed as a plus, but theyre main motive was his life savings through HIS UNION JOB. please people, dont write stuff or answer questions before u know the facts. and joseph, i kno who u are, u should have known this wasnt drug related. WAS NOT! seriously. jason knew josh hadnt sold in a long time and he knew almost exactly whut josh was making, because unfortunately josh was always proud about his job and almost everyone who knew josh knew that he made a lot of money through his job. it angers me that just because victims happened to smoke weed, its automatically "drug related". think about it. even if ur selling a pound of weed a week, which he wasnt nearly selling that much, ur still not making nearly as much as u are working in the union 40 hrs a week at 36 n hour. common sense people. they were not there for drugs or drug money, they were there for his union money. and even if they were there for "drug money", does that give them any right to do this? does it make this less serious? does it make any of u less sympathetic? i think some of u just want to think it was drug related so it makes u care less, or not feel so bad. and the apartments we lived in had nothing to do with it. there were a few factors that made it easier for the culprits to enter and commit these crimes because of where we were living, but they most likely would have done this no matter where we were living at the time. please people, understand that this was not drug related just because josh and i happened to smoke weed and he used to sell way before this happened. i think the people who did this thought josh kept a big amount of his money at the apartment, which he didnt, as most sane people keep it in the banks. i cant tell u how much money or the value of things they got off with, but ill tell u that the cash they found was less than whut josh made in one days work. maybe this pissed them off and thats why they shot, i still dont know. but i do know that these people are completely guilty, and that there motive was NOT drug related.

United States

#14 Aug 1, 2009
i think its sad about wat happened my heart goes out 2 josh family and girlfriend.i agree that u should assume wat they were after.you dont know if it was about drugs. this is 4 amy that ugly comment was ignorant. that just makes u look even more ugly.i do agree wat goes around comes around they will get wat they deserve

Tinley Park, IL

#15 Aug 1, 2009
I am glad you think you know who I am, but rest assured, you do not. All that I said, as I mentioned above, that they were there for the money. The drugs were a bonus to themselves.

Let me just start off by saying that I am glad you are ok. Those "blackberry apartments" are not exactally a quiet, cozy place. That place has always been known for the section 8 individuals that move in there. The people that don't take care of themselves or thier property. Drugs in and out of those apartments. Granted, you can have drug traffic out of anywhere, but it just so happened that those apartments and the ones up the street on Bridge are known for that. I am not saying that you and Josh are that becuase I know that you are not.

History goes a long way with places, so people make assumptions. I know some of the facts, not all. I am truely, deeply sorry for your loss. For Dan, Karen, Joe and Vanessa's loss. You and Josh's family have my thoughs, prayers and sympathy. It saddens me to know that this happens to a good kid trying to make something of his life, unlike the two that did this.
Our nations youth

Aurora, IL

#16 Aug 3, 2009
the victim wrote:
ugh u people. THIS WAS NOT DRUG RELATED!!!!!

even if ur selling a pound of weed a week, which he wasnt nearly selling that much, ur still not making nearly as much as u are working in the union 40 hrs a week at 36 n hour.

understand that this was not drug related just because josh and i happened to smoke weed and he used to sell way before this happened. i think the people who did this thought josh kept a big amount of his money at the apartment, which he didnt, as most sane people keep it in the banks.
By your own admission in this post- you and he do drugs. You associate with people who do drugs.

When will these kids learn that this type of behavior is dangerous! This is a perfect example!

Channahon, IL

#17 Aug 5, 2009
channahon resident

Mount Prospect, IL

#18 Aug 5, 2009
I heard alot at the feed loft about the victims. WOW! Sounds like it was drug related. The victim even said it was drug related.
Rolls eyes!

Madison, WI

#19 Aug 7, 2009
alright all of u can make ur own assumptions, it doesnt matter. i know whut happened, and im pretty much THE ONLY one who know whut happened. all this he said she said bullshit between u people is ridiculous. like i said, i think u people want to think the worst of us so u can sleep at night after you've been throwin ur rumors around town. you people need to realize that this can happen to anyone, drug related or not. if u wanna consider this crime drug related i dont care, its your opinion, but dont state it as a fact. and whether me and josh smoked weed or not, it still would have happened, and there is no doubt in my mind that it would have happened no matter whut. they didnt rob josh because of his "weed money", they robbed him because of his union money. so, therefore, if we werent smoking, they still would have done it. is anyone getting my point? or am i just talking to people who will think whut they want to think no matter whut? does my side of the story and my opinion not matter at all? i am the ONLY person who was able to identify these people, and i am the ONLY witness. some of you have no sympathy or compassion at all, although that isnt true for all of u. in that courtroom i will be the only person who can honestly testify against them, does none of this matter?


Channahon, IL

#20 Jan 27, 2010
Drugs or no drugs....you are all missing the point. NO ONE has the right to come into your house, while you and your spouse are sleeping and shoot you in the head. NO ONE, period. They will see justice in this life or next.

P.S. The criminals were UGLY, all the way through.

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