Will County Coroner Identifies Man Shot Multiple Times

The Will County Coroner Laurie H. Summers reporting the death of Tenzell L. Terry a 25-year-old Joliet man who was pronounced deceased on Thursday May 30th, 2024, at 12:34 a.m. at Ascension St. Josephs Medical Center in Joliet the result of an apparent homicide that occurred in the 2300 blk of White Birch Lane in Joliet. The Joliet Police Department is investigating the incident. An autopsy was performed on Thursday May 30th, 2024. Final cause and manner will be determined following Autopsy, Police and Toxicological reports.

Joliet Police investigate a homicide of a 25-year-old man.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 11:47 p.m., Joliet Police Officers responded to the 2300 block of White Birch Lane which is near Glenwood Avenue and Republic Avenue for multiple reports of shots being fired in the area. Upon arrival, Officers discovered an unresponsive 25-year-old male in the parking lot of a nearby apartment building who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Officers rendered medical aid to the victim until arrival of Joliet Fire Department paramedics. The victim was transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department where he was pronounced  deceased.  

Detectives and Evidence Technicians responded to the scene and a thorough canvas of the area was completed. During the investigation, over 20 spent shell casings were discovered near the  area where the victim was located. Three unoccupied vehicles in the parking lot as well as a nearby apartment window appeared to be struck by gunfire related to this incident. No other  injuries were reported.  

Identification of the victim and the manner of death will be determined by the Will County  Coroner’s Office. This is an active investigation in its early stages as Joliet Police Detectives  work to identify a suspect or suspects. Anyone with video footage or has information related to  this shooting, they are encouraged to contact the Joliet Police Department Investigation Division  at 815-724-3020. Citizens may also contact Will County Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734 or  online at https://crimestoppersofwillcounty.org/ if they wish to remain anonymous.