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Reward offered for information about 2017 shooting

Randell Newton wounded last April; family offering $7,500

information provided by Lansing Police Department

Randell Newton
Randell Newton was permanently disabled in a shooting last year in Lansing. The perpetrator has not yet been found. Newton’s family is offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to the arrest. Their reward flyer says, “Randell was the innocent victim of a shooting…in Lansing, IL. Randell went from being a 3.2 GPA college senior on the football and track teams to a paraplegic in an instant. Please help bring justice to the perpetrator of this senseless act of violence.” Call the Lansing Police Department: 708-895-7150.
LANSING, Ill. (April 9, 2018) – Approximately one year ago, on April 23, 2017, the Lansing Police Department was called to the area of the 17400 block of Burnham Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, officers located a 20-year-old, Randell Newton from Markham, Illinois, on the ground in the alley. Newton had suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was transported by Lansing EMS to a local hospital for treatment.

Newton has since undergone numerous surgeries and has lost the use of his legs as a result of the gunshot wound.

An investigation revealed Newton was attending a house party and was leaving with a group of friends when an unknown subject fired several shots from a dark, four-door vehicle that was going west down Bernice Avenue. The vehicle then fled the area and was unable to be located. No one else was hit or injured during the incident.

The Lansing Police Department has had an ongoing active investigation into the incident and has been in regular contact with Newton and his family.

The family of Randell Newton is currently offering a $7,500.00 reward for information resulting in the arrest and filing of charges against the person responsible for the shooting.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Detective Weeden of the Lansing Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 708-895-7150.


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