UPDATE: Teen Nabbed in Home Invasion, Shooting

Anthony Wilkinson, 18, was arrested by Joliet police on Sunday. Police are still seeking information on the whereabouts of 20-year-old Ryan Beattie, wanted in connection with the Aug. 14 shooting, as well as a third unidentified suspect.

Updated 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21:

One of two men wanted in connection with an Aug. 14 home invasion in Plainfield has been apprehended.

Anthony W. Wilkinson, 18, of the 400 block of Linden in Joliet, was arrested Sunday by Joliet police and booked into the Will County jail, according to jail records.

Wilkinson is charged with residential burglary, a felony. Bond was set at $250,000, meaning Wilkinson would have to post $25,000 to be released.

A second Joliet man, 20-year-old Ryan Beattie, is wanted on warrants for aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, residential burglary and four counts of home invasion.

Plainfield police on Friday said they are working to determine the identity of a third man involved in the incident. According to police, the three suspects — two of whom were wearing masks and wielding guns — entered an apartment in the 24000 block of Main Street around 1 a.m. Aug. 14 and demanded drugs and money.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the upper chest area after pursuing the three suspects from the apartment, while a second man was punched in the face several times after struggling with the assailants, police said. 

Original story, Oct. 20:

Plainfield police believe they know the identities of two of the three men suspected in an Aug. 14 home invasion that ended in gunfire.

Detective Sgt. Kevin McQuaid said arrest warrants have been issued for Ryan M. Beattie, 20, of the 700 block of Winterberry in Joliet, and 18-year-old Anthony W. Wilkinson of the 400 block of Linden Avenue in Joliet.


McQuaid said the warrants were issued "after a lengthy and detailed investigation."

Beattie faces charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, residential burglary and four counts of home invasion—all felonies—according to police.

Wilkinson is wanted on a warrant for residential burglary.

Police are still working to determine the identity of the third suspect, McQuaid said.

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Police believe Beattie shot a 19-year-old resident in the upper chest during a scuffle in the vestibule of the apartment building after the teen pursued the three suspects. The victim also suffered an injury to his arm, and was treated and released from an area hospital following the shooting.

According to police, six people ranging in age from their late teens to their early 20s were in the apartment when the suspects entered, demanding drugs and money, shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 14. Two of the home invaders were wearing masks over their faces and brandishing firearms, police said.

Another resident was also injured during a struggle inside the apartment after being punched in the face several times by one of the suspects, according to police. He was treated by paramedics at the scene.

This summer, police said the assailants specifically targeted the Main Street apartment.


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Beattie or Wilkinson is asked to immediately contact the Plainfield Police Department.

"If you see these two offenders, do not attempt to approach them," McQuaid said in a press release. "Immediately call 911 and notify the local authorities."

Anyone with information on the case—including the identity of the third suspect—is asked to call Detective Dino Dabezic at 815-439-7652.


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