The Joliet Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 800 block of Cora Street. The Will County Coroner reporting the death of a 24 year old Lockport man. Dearis J. Evans was pronounced deceased at 1:18 a.m. today at the AMITA St. Joseph Medical Center.

At approximately 12:21 a.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired. Officers located two victims near an alleyway. One of the victims was shot inside a vehicle. He was transported to the hospital was here succumbed to his injuries.

The other victim, a 19 year-old male from Joliet, did not have any injuries.

The Joliet Police is actively looking into what occurred and will update the public at a later date when it has more information.

The Joliet Police Department is currently looking for assistance from the public. If any residence or business has surveillance videos of any suspicious activity between the hours of 11:00 p.m. on 10/16/19 until 1:00 a.m. on 10/17/19, they are encouraged to contact the Investigation Unit at 815-724-3020. The area of focus is from the area east of Nicholson Street to Broadway Street and the area north of Ruby Street to Moran Street.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Investigation Unit. They can also contact Will County Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734 or
online at if they wish to remain anonymous.