Crest Hill teen slain in Joliet

Police in Joliet are investigating the slaying of a Crest Hill teen Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

Jordan N. Edwards, 17, of Crest Hill, was pronounced dead at 5:19 p.m. at Draper Avenue and Woodruff Road in Joliet, according to the Will County coroner's office.

Joliet police are investigating Edwards' death as a homicide, according to the coroner's office.

Police were called to the area about 4:15 p.m. Saturday when someone fired shots, and when officers arrived, someone came up to them and told them a person was on the ground in a field on the southeast corner of Woodruff and Draper, near a large bush and tree, Police Cmdr. Alan M. Roechner said in a statement this afternoon.

Edwards was found in the field and was dead on the scene, apparently from a gunshot wound, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating detective at (815) 724-3020 or Will County Crime Stoppers.

An autopsy was scheduled for today.

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