Stratford Square Mall shooter urinated in bottle in dressing room, was being escorted out, authorities say

(DuPage County State's Attorney's Office)

A loss prevention officer was shot Tuesday at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale. The accused shooter, who was also wounded by gunfire, is facing felony charges.

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At least one person was shot Tuesday at a mall in Bloomingdale.



Keonte Griffin, 23 was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and possession of a weapon by a felon, according to the DuPage County state's attorney's office.

About 1:30 p.m., Griffin, of Glendale Heights, was kicked out of Burlington Coat Factory after he peed in a bottle and kicked it over in a dressing room, the state's attorney's office said.

As the officer escorted Griffin from the store, there was a brief struggle. The suspect allegedly wanted to go back into the store, but the officer wouldn't let him.

During the argument, police said Griffin pulled out a gun and shot him in the shoulder. The officer also pulled out a gun and shot Griffin through his hand and into his thigh, police said.

Officers arrived to find both men suffering from gunshot wounds, the state's attorney's office said. Both received treatment.

A judge on Wednesday set Griffin's bail at $750,000, the state's attorney's office said. He's next scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2018.)
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