The Joliet man accused of shooting a Grundy County Sheriff's Deputy Thursday has been transferred to the Kendall County Jail in Yorkville, WSPY news has learned.
Police allege that 18-year-old DeMarkus Denwiddie shot the deputy three times Thursday during a chase that started when the deputy had tried to pull him over for a traffic stop in Mazon in the area of Route 47 and Dupont Road.
Denwiddie crashed while allegedly fleeing from the traffic stop and fled on foot. Police say while he was fleeing he turned around and the shot the deputy with a handgun.
Two bullets were blocked by the deputy's ballistic vest, one hit his arm. The deputy is said to be in stable condition and is in good spirits according to the Grundy County Sheriff's Office.
Denwiddie was arrested after an hours-long manhunt. Police found him in an apartment on Depot Street where he eventually surrendered without incident. Denwiddie was initially transferred to a hospital for treatment. Police say Denwiddie was injured by a gunshot.
Denwiddie is charged with attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and aggravated battery. He appeared in Grundy County Court Friday where his bond was set at $10 million.
Editors note: An earlier version of this story said the shot that injured Denwiddie was also fired by him. Law enforcement have not been clear on who fired the shot that injured Denwiddie.