Arrests made in connection to Saturday’s fatal gas station shooting in DeKalb

Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 6:37 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2020 at 4:30 AM CDT
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UPDATE: On July 7th, 2020, the DeKalb County Major Case Squad arrested 35-year-old Katrina Edwards for Obstructing Justice and 32-year-old Jimmy Edwards for First Degree Murder. Katrina and Jimmy Edwards are currently incarcerated at the DeKalb County Jail awaiting a bond hearing. This murder investigation remains active and additional arrests are expected.

On Saturday, July 4 at approximately 1:50 p.m., DeKalb Police Officers immediately responded to 933 South Fourth Street in reference to a call that a person had been shot in the parking lot of FasMart. Upon arrival, Officers located two victims that had been shot. One victim, Chrishun Keeler-Tyus, 29-year-old male, died at Northwestern Kishwaukee Community Hospital. The second victim did not sustain life threatening injuries.

Investigators have learned that Keeler-Tyus was inside FasMart when he and another customer had a disagreement. The female customer that had the disagreement with Keeler-Tyus, called her husband on her cell phone to assist her at FasMart. Keeler-Tyus exited the store and walked back to his car, which was parked by a gas pump.

The female customer’s husband arrived at FasMart and exited his vehicle. Another dark colored vehicle then pulled into the FasMart parking lot and shot several times at Keeler-Tyrus. The suspect vehicle fled the scene traveling N/B on South Fourth Street. Investigators have identified, located, and seized the vehicle used by the shooter. This vehicle was recovered in Aurora.

The DeKalb County Major Case Squad is currently working this homicide.

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