License plate reader leads Morris police in finding suspect for Thursday's fatal shooting

MORRIS (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - A suspect for a murder in Morris, Illinois, about 60-miles southwest of Chicago, was arrested Thursday with the help of technology.

A 25-year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound at an apartment complex on Twilight Drive, it would prove fatal. It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Area residents were told to stay in their homes for hours and if they weren’t home, they couldn’t get there, near the scene, anyway.

It’s not the kind of thing that happens in Morris, resident Al Seay told CBS 2.

"When I say Morris is the epitome of small-town America, I mean it's the epitome of small-town America," said Al Seay, who lives near the crime scene. "Like, nothing like this ever happens."

Police said the shooter, a man, took the woman’s car. City of Morris spokesman Stan Knudson said it was tracked by license plate reading cameras.

"An alert was put into the Flock system, which then gave us updates immediately as those license plates were detected,” Knudson said.

The car and the alleged shooter were found in or near Joliet and the man was arrested.

It appears to have been a domestic incident.

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