May 16, 2022

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Joliet Gas Station Shooting: Teen Charged With Witness Harassment

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JOLIET, IL — A 19-year-old Joliet resident who has remained in custody since last July now faces two additional charges in connection with the July 6, 2021, shooting at the PS Fuels gas station on West Jefferson Street.

Nobody was hurt during the gunfire, and Joliet police arrested Amarion Denwiddie hiding in a garage with two other juveniles in the 200 block of North Raynor Avenue, according to police.

Denwiddie has remained in the Will County Jail since July 7, facing several felonies in connection with the shooting. Last week, the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office of Jim Glasgow also charged Denwiddie with harassment of a witness and communicating with a witness.

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Will County Judge Donald DeWilkins set bail at $100,000 for Denwiddie, bringing his new total bail to $710,000.

According to the latest criminal complaint, Denwiddie intended to harass or annoy a woman who is expected to serve as a prosecution witness in his pending criminal proceedings.

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On Dec. 20, Denwiddie produced “mental anguish or emotional distress in that he caused calls to be made” to the witness through the help of another person, who texted the witness her own address.

The second charge, communicating with a witness, states that on Dec. 20, Denwiddie intended to deter a woman “from testifying freely, fully and truthfully to any matter pending in any court, offered money and another thing of value.”

Last summer, Joliet officers were notified that someone had fired a gun at a vehicle around 12:20 p.m. on July 6 at the PS Fuels station.

Denwiddie, according to police, fired the gun after getting into an argument with two women at the gas station.

“As the victims pulled away in a vehicle, the suspect fired the handgun at the vehicle, striking it near the tire,” Joliet Police Sgt. Dwayne English said at the time. “During transport to the Joliet Police Department, Denwiddie began kicking the interior of a squad car while threatening to physically harm officers, stating he was a kickboxer.”

Related Joliet Patch coverage: ‘Kickboxer’ Shoots Car At PS Fuels Gas Station: Joliet Police

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