"He was a new recruit, as a matter of fact, so he kind of got baptized by a very unfortunate circumstance. He's only been on the street three days," said Commander Tom Guenther, Evanston Police
Henley, who also goes by Capone, is in stable condition after surgery at St. Francis Hospital. Medical officials confirm he suffered bullet wounds in the neck, chest and abdomen.
"You come check it out but why would you need your guns out. Why would something so early in the morning lead to somebody getting shot three times?" said Kendra Boid, Henley's cousin.
According to his family, Henley was preparing to move out of the apartment he shared with the mother of three of his children on Wednesday morning. Police say the alleged abuse occurred overnight, but the victim was not home when officials arrived at the apartment.
Henley's current girlfriend, with whom he has a 4-month-old, said her man does not lead a complicated life.
"I mean, he's a normal person live everybody else. We all go through things and deal with different issues. But, no, I would not say his life was complicated," said Joy Bledsoe, Henley's girlfriend.
The incident is being investigated by Illinois State Police's public integrity task force.