16-year-old suspect charged after shooting, murdering woman in Morris

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CHICAGO (TUSEN) – Police say yesterday’s deadly shooting in Morris Illinois appears to have been completely random.

Police say Beverley Lambert, 25, was picking up her 2-year-old child from a babysitter when a 16-year-old armed with a gun shot her twice in the back of the head.

Investigators say the suspect was nearby to get a lift when someone told him to leave. Shortly afterwards he started shooting.

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They say he then stole Lambert’s car, sparking a widespread manhunt.

A license plate reader later helped police track down the suspected shooter in Joliet.

“I have never heard in county history of a Grundy County offender committing a murder at the age of 16,” said Grundy County Attorney Josh Helland. “This just doesn’t happen here.”

According to the prosecutor, the suspect has a criminal record.

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He is now charged with six murders.

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