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Joliet Man Busted for Bolingbrook, Joliet Shootings: Police

Dominique Travis is believed to have shot two men at a Bolingbrook house party and another man in Joliet on Labor Day, police said.

Dominique Travis. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Dominique Travis. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
This article was written by Patch Local Editor Karen Sorensen:

A Joliet man who allegedly shot two people at a Bolingbrook party earlier this month and third person in Joliet on Labor Day is in custody and being held on $1.75 million bond in the Will County jail.

Dominique Travis, 22, of 1310 Gilray Drive, was picked up at about 9 p.m. Wednesday after Joliet police found him at 2222 N. Bogdan Ave. home and arrested him on warrants issued through the Joliet and Bolingbrook police departments, Joliet Police Lt. Brian Dupuis said.

He faces two counts of attempted murder in connection with the Oct. 5 shooting that took place during a fight at a party in the 100 block of Malibu Drive in Bolingbrook. A 20-year-old man was shot in the chest and another man, age 21, in the leg.

Bolingbrook police, who happened to be in the area at the time of the 12:20 a.m. incident, spotted Travis and another man as they fled the scene, according to reports. As the officers attempted to stop their SUV, Travis and another suspect deliberately rammed their squad car and then took them on a chase that took them on to Interstate 55 and eventually to an area in unincorporated Joliet, where they abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot.

The second suspect, Martez Doss, 21, of 9 Girard, Joliet, was arrested that day and charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated assault to a police officer, obstruction and criminal damage to state-supported property.

Travis, in addition to his role as the alleged triggerman in the party shooting, is also believed to have shot a man at about 11:25 a.m. Sept. 2 as he sat on a concrete wall at 225 N. Broadway St. The victim told police he saw a man walk by, and then return a short while later, pull a gun from his waistband and start shooting, Joliet police said.

The victim was struck once in the calf, police said.

In that case, Travis was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a known gang member.

In the Bolingbrook case, Travis was also charged with two counts of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, obstruction of justice/destroying evidence and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to jail records, Travis was arrested in April 2013 on charges of aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and fleeing/attempting to elude and officer; in April 2012 on charges of possession of 30 to 500 grams of cannabis and driving on a suspended license; and in May 2011 on charges of aggravated battery and mob action.
Resurrected October 24, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Execute the scum bag!
Dan October 24, 2013 at 03:39 PM
could be a rush to judgement,i'll bet if you ask him ,he'll say he did not do it. lol. wood chipper for him.
Dan October 24, 2013 at 03:51 PM
you can't melanie, queen size will call you a racist .
Mary M October 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM
This young man needs to be removed from society before he kills someone -- probably an innocent someone.

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