Illinois Boy, 17, Accused Of Killing Three People, Including His Girlfriend, During ‘Domestic-Related’ Home Invasion


Mar. 7 2023, Published 5:13 p.m. ET

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A 17-year-old boy in Illinois is accused of entering his girlfriend’s home and killing her and two other people in what police called a “domestic-related” incident.

Byrion Montgomery faces nine counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, aggravated battery with a firearm, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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On March 5, officers in Bolingbrook responded to a home around 8:15 p.m. about a shooting.

Bolingbrook police said two adults and two children had been shot, while two boys, ages 3 and 14, were uninjured.

Two of the shooting victims, identified as Cartez L. Daniels, 40, and Samiya A. Shelton-Tillman, 17, died at the scene. Tania Stewart, 34, and a 9-year-old girl, Sanai Daniels, were transported to an area hospital, where the girl was later pronounced dead, WMAQ-TV reported.


The woman was in stable condition, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Police said Montgomery was in a relationship with the 17-year-old victim and he was taken into custody near his home around two hours after the shooting. He is being held on $20 million bail.

“The violence that occurred is something no one should ever have to endure or worry about,” Bolingbrook Mayor Mary Alexander-Basta said. “My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the victims, and my prayers are sent to the victim still in the hospital.”

A neighbor of the victims expressed shock about the deadly incident. “It's just a really big surprise," a woman, identified only as Carole, told WMAQ-TV. “One of the things I liked about this neighborhood was that I was living on a safe, quiet street.”


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