The Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot Thursday is expected to make a full recovery. That’s according to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office who gave an update on Saturday.
Sheriff's officials say Deputy Tyler Post initiated a traffic stop on a red Kia driven by 18-year-old DeMarkus Denwiddie, of Joliet, in the area of Route 47 and Dupont Road in Mazon for speeding around 5:10 p.m. on Thursday. Denwiddie then fled from the scene, ran off the roadway into the ditch near Illinois Route 113, but recovered and continued onto Route 47. Denwiddie then got into an accident near the railroad crossing at Grand Ridge Road and then fled on foot.
During the foot pursuit with Denwiddie, police allege he shot Deputy Post three times. Post was shot in the arm, chest and back area. Two of those rounds were stopped by Deputy Post's bulletproof vest.
Post was traken to Morris Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and several other police agencies received information that Denwiddie was held up in an apartment on Depot Street in Mazon and was suffering from a gunshot wound.
With the assistance of the Will County SWAT Team, hostage negotiators, the Illinois State Police and others, Denwiddie surrendered without incident. Denwiddie was taken to St. Joe's Hospital in Joliet. Denwidde is charged with three counts of Attempted Murder, three counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Weapon, and three counts of Aggravated Battery/Using Deadly Weapon, all class X felonies.
Denwiddie is being held at the Kendall County Jail and his bond was set at $10 million.