3 charged in Barrington shooting used AR-15 rifle, police say

Brandon D. Campbell, 21; Justin L. Crowder, 19; and Sherron P. Reed Jr., 20. (Barrington Police Department)

Three men have been charged with shooting two people with an AR-15 rifle after a party early Sunday in northwest suburban Barrington.

Sherron P. Reed Jr., 20; Brandon D. Campbell, 21; and Justin L. Crowder, 19, each face one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of aggravated discharged of a firearm in the direction of an occupied vehicle, both Class X felonies, according to a statement from Barrington police.

Officers responded at 3:09 a.m. to a call of a possible shooting in the area of Route 14 and Shorely Drive, police said.

Investigators learned that the suspects and two other people had been at a party together and were all driving home in two separate vehicles on Northwest Highway in Barrington, police said. The three suspects fired several rounds from an AR-15 rifle at the victims' car from their own moving vehicle.

The victims' car then left the roadway and crashed into a railroad gate, police said. They both suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital, where one is listed in critical condition and the other has been treated and released.

Police said the reason for the fight remained under investigation Tuesday evening.

Reed, who lives in the 200 block of Sheridan Street in Joliet; Campbell, of the 400 block of Irving Street in Joliet; and Crowder, who lives in the 1400 block of Eunice Avenue in Joliet, were all scheduled to appear at the Lake County Courthouse for a Wednesday bond hearing.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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