Police arrest suspected gunman in Fashion Outlets mall shooting in Rosemont

Jose G. Matias, 18, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon without incident, police said.

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Police work the scene where two people were shot, 1 fatally, inside the Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall in Rosemont on Friday night.

One person was taken into custody following a shooting Mar. 25, 2022, in Rosemont.

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Police have arrested the suspected gunman in a shooting last Friday at the Fashion Outlets mall in Rosement that left one person dead and a 15-year-old girl wounded.

Jose G. Matias, 18, is accused of opening fire during an argument near the mall’s food court, killing Joel Valdes, 20, Rosemont police said. The gunfire also struck a 15-year-old girl, a bystander, who has since been released from a hospital.

Matias was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon without incident, police said. An arrest warrant issued for Matias, from Chicago, charges him with aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon, court records show.

Matias left the scene of the shooting in a maroon 2008 Honda that was later found by the Cook County sheriff’s office in Bellwood, police said.

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