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Lockport Homicide – Person of interest in custody

9/7/2021, 10:54 p.m.
Early this morning Will County Sheriff's detectives took a person of interest into custody regarding the homicide of Patrick Taylor, ...

Early this morning Will County Sheriff's detectives took a person of interest into custody regarding the homicide of Patrick Taylor, age 39, of Lockport. Sheriff's detectives have also seized the red Ford conversion van that was suspected to be involved in the crime.

Yesterday, at 6:35pm, Sheriff's deputies responded to Oak Avenue, west of Brassel Street, in Lockport Township for a shooting that has just occurred. Deputies began life saving measures on Taylor who had been shot multiple times. Lockport Township Fire responded and Taylor was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Multiple witnesses reported that Taylor had been walking down the street when a subject driving a red van had shot and killed him. The Investigation Unit and Crime Scene Investigators worked throughout the night and located a person of interest and the van in Will County.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for assisting with information related to this murder. With help from the community, Sheriff's deputies were able to gather pertinent leads in their investigation. If anyone has further information please contact Detective Chris DeMato at 815-727-8574 - ext: 4912. Or to remain anonymous you may submit a tip at: www.willcosheriff.org/enforcement/submit-a-crime-tip.