$1M bond for felon who shot man to death in Joliet

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(JOLIET) A felon who shot a man to death last week in southwest suburban Joliet is facing a weapons charge, even though authorities ruled the death a justifiable homicide.

Donald M. Woods Jr.

The Will County State’s Attorney’s office determined the shooting was a justifiable homicide, but Donald M. Woods Jr., 20, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, Benton said.

Bond was set at $1,000,000 for Woods, according to the state’s attorney’s spokesman Charles Pelkie.

The shooting happened on Mississippi Avenue near East Washington Street about 3:30 a.m. on May 4, according to Joliet police.

Dameon Anderson, 27, was armed with a handgun and “aggressed” towards Woods, who fired a shot at him, Joliet police Chief Brian Benton said.

Anderson, of Joliet, was pronounced dead at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox at 3:42 a.m., according to the Will County Coroner’s office.

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