Robbery Suspect wanted and Mall shooter caught

Robbery Suspect wanted and Mall shooter caught



The alleged shooter at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago last Friday night has been charged with first-degree murder.

Jose Matias, 18, of Chicago, was taken into custody Wednesday following a nationwide arrest warrant. He’s accused of shooting Joel Valdes, 20, of Skokie, and a 15-year-old girl Friday night in the Rosemont mall’s food court.

Rosemont police announced Friday afternoon that Matias has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

According to court documents, Matias went to the mall with four other people. As they were walking into the mall, they group passed Joel Valdes. Prosecutors said Valdes flashed gang signs at the group and stared down one person.

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