ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MAKE ARRESTS IN
I-57 EXPRESSWAY SHOOTING
Expressway Shooting Investigation Leads to Three Arrests and Multiple Weapon Recoveries
CHICAGO, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the arrest of two suspects involved in an expressway shooting on February 4, 2019, on I-57 northbound, south of 127th Street.
On Monday, February 4, 2019, at approximately 4:05 p.m., ISP officers responded to the scene of a shooting at the above location. Three of the four people in the victim vehicle sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to local area hospitals; one victim was transported in critical condition.
The ages and genders of the three victims are as follows: thirty-eight year old male (critical condition), fifteen-year-old male (stable condition), and a twelve-year-old male (stable condition). There was also an eight-year-old female occupant inside the victim vehicle; the eight-year-old occupant did not sustain any gunshot wounds, but was also transported to a local area hospital and is in stable condition.
Through a thorough investigation, ISP Investigators identified two suspects involved in this shooting; Christian Plummer, 23 years old from Markham and Jonathan E. Thompson, 24 years old from Markham.
On March 14, 2019, ISP Investigators executed an arrest warrant and took Plummer into custody without incident. During the execution of a search warrant at Plummer’s home, ISP Investigators seized the following weapons which were illegally in Plummer’s possession; a .223 AR-15 Rifle, a Mac-10, two Rifles, and one Shotgun.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved three counts of Attempted Murder charges against Plummer; Plummer was also charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon by a Felon. Plummer attended a bond hearing on March 15, 2019, and was ordered to be held with no bond.
On March 19, 2019, ISP Investigators executed an arrest warrant and took Thompson into custody without incident. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved three counts of Attempted Murder charges against Thompson. Thompson is scheduled to attend a bond hearing on March 21, 2019.
Through the course of the investigation, ISP investigators made contact with Jamar Washington, 23 years old from Matteson, on March 19, 2019. During an interview, it was discovered Washington was illegally in possession of a handgun.
ISP Investigators recovered a Glock .357 from Washington’s home. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved one felony charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm against Washington. Washington is scheduled to attend a bond hearing on March 21, 2019. Charges related to this shooting were not filed against Washington.
Pictured below are Christian Plummer (M/B 23 YOA), Jonathan E. Thompson (M/B 24 YOA), and Jamar Washington (M/B 23 YOA).
The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.