Fifth man arrested in connection with Sept. 28 shooting

By Dave Gong

DeKalb Police arrested a 16-year-old male on Friday, in connection with the Sept. 28 shooting in the Village Commons Bookstore parking lot on Lucinda Avenue, said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler.

Devonte Matticx, 16, of Posen, is believed to have been the shooter during the incident, Spangler said. Matticx was located at a residence in Calumet Park, Spangler said. Police were dispatched to the residence where Matticx was found hiding under a bed.

Matticx was arrested and transported to Kane County Juvenile Justice Center. Although he is 16 years of age, Matticx is facing adult charges and will be tried as an adult, Spangler said.

Matticx is charged with attempted murder, armed violence, armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm, all of which are class X felonies. Bond was set at $1 million, Spangler said.

The incident occurred shortly before midnight on Sept. 28, when a man was shot in the leg in the parking lot of the Village Commons Bookstore shopping center, 901 Lucinda Avenue. Police have said the victim agreed to meet the suspect in order to sell him marijuana. The suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the marijuana from the victim. The suspect then took the marijuana and shot the victim in the leg.

Four other men have been charged in connection with the shooting. Luther D. Teagues, 18, of Chicago, and Chrishaun R. Scott, 19, of Chicago, have been charged with armed violence, armed robbery and obstructing justice. Eric D. Sims, 20, of Evergreen Park and Ventreal L. Lewis, 20, of Harvey, have been charged with armed violence, aggravated battery with a firearm and armed robbery.

According to court documents, a court date for Matticx has not yet been set.