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Bolingbrook man fired gun toward an occupied vehicle: records

Willie N. Durham Jr., 18, Bolingbrook
Willie N. Durham Jr., 18, Bolingbrook

A Bolingbrook man has been charged with firing a gun at a vehicle he knew was occupied by a person in Romeoville, court records show.

Willie N. Durham Jr., 18, already faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and theft in connection with a separate incident.

A new charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm was filed against Durham on May 15 after a Romeoville police investigation, according to court records.

On March 30, Durham shot a gun at a vehicle he knew was occupied by a person, according to court records. Judge Dave Carlson signed a warrant for Durham’s arrest May 15. The warrant carries a $750,000 bond, court records show.

Durham was released from the Will County jail on April 23 after a judge reduced the bond in his armed robbery case from $500,000 to $250,000, according to the county jail log.

Durham was first arrested April 3 after he was charged with taking cash from a man by “threatening the imminent use of force,” according to a criminal complaint. He also stole a Glock from another man during the same incident, the complaint said.

He does not have a firearm owner’s identification card, the complaint said.

Romeoville Police Department Cmdr. Brant Hromadka said the robbery occurred in the parking lot of the strip mall that contains Jimano’s Pizza, 365 S. Budler Road.

The two male victims and Durham were familiar with each other and Durham had brought a stolen firearm to the scene, Hromadka said.

The amount of cash Durham took was an “undetermined amount of currency,” Hromadka said.

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