DeKalb 18-year-old charged with murder after Thursday night shooting

By Kierra Frazier

DeKALB — An 18-year-old man from DeKalb has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder following a shooting in the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive late Thursday night.

The DeKalb Police Department arrested and charged Adam D. Koertner Friday in association with the shooting, according to an NIU safety bulletin.

Koertner is being held at the DeKalb County Jail, according to a Jan. 24 DeKalb Police Department news release.

Koertner was denied bail Saturday morning at the DeKalb County Courthouse, according to court records. He will appear in front of a judge 9 a.m. Tuesday for a second hearing.

The shooting was reported to have occurred at 11:18 p.m. Thursday, according to an NIU safety bulletin. The DeKalb Police Department and NIU Police Department issued a safety alert Thursday night asking residents to avoid the area.

Officers provided medical care for a man who was found shot in the lower abdomen upon arrival at the residency of 835 Edgebrook Drive until the DeKalb Fire Department arrived, the news release states.

The man was transported to  Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He has not yet been identified, according to the release.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, NIU Police Department, Sycamore Police Department and the DeKalb County State’s Attorney Office assisted in the investigation.