Frankfort man, arrested on unrelated charges, connected to incident

By Dee Longfellow

For The Elmhurst Independent

On May 10, the Independent learned that a person had been arrested in connection with a shooting that took place last October on eastbound I-290 near North Avenue

Allante James Sewell, 23, of Frankfort, has been arrested and charged in the incident. He was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 9, by sheriff’s deputies in Will County on unrelated charges. He is currently being held in the Will County jail, according to information.

History of the incident…

On Halloween night, October 31, 2016, state police responded to the report of a shooting on the expressway near North Avenue in Elmhurst at about 8:30 p.m. The victim told officers a vehicle had pulled up next to him while he was driving home and a man in the passenger seat rolled down the window and fired two rounds at the victim reportedly from a semiautomatic handgun.

An investigation showed that one bullet had struck the driver’s side door. The second bullet was not found. The victim said he followed the suspect for a short period before pulling over and calling 911.

Working with the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, state police were able to identify Sewell as a suspect.

On April 18, a warrant for his arrest was issued through the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Members of the public with information about this case are asked to call state police at (847) 294-4400. Callers can remain anonymous.


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