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Offender in November Torrence Tap shooting apprehended, charged

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 5, 2022) – The shooter in a November 13 incident that left three wounded near a bar on Torrence Avenue in Lansing has been apprehended by the FBI and charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Torrence Tap
Jeffrey Turner (Photo provided)

Jeffrey Turner, 29, of Chicago was arrested on Wednesday, January 5 in Evergreen Park after he shot three people in the early morning hours of November 13, 2021. The incident occurred outside of Lan-Oak Liquors at 18052 Torrence Avenue — a bar also known as Torrence Tap and Buke’s Place.

The three victims of the shooting survived, and were cooperative with LPD detectives, who worked with Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators during the investigation. According to a press release from the department, Lansing Police used witness statements, video footage, and license plate reader technology to secure an arrest warrant for Turner.

Turner was arrested Wednesday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Fugitive Task Force in Evergreen Park. He was brought to the Lansing Police Department and charged with three counts of attempted murder, with other charges pending.

The November 13 shooting was a turning point for residents living near Lan-Oak Liquors — some of whom told of bullet holes in their fence, or blood smeared in their yard or on their garage as a result of the incident. Residents came before the Village Board on December 7, 2021, to share their concerns about the Torrence bar. After a temporary curfew agreed upon by business owners and the Village of Lansing ended on January 3 that limited the business’ hours from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., the location can now remain open until 11 p.m. Before the November 13 shooting that prompted the curfew agreement, Lan-Oak Liquors was open until 2 a.m. on weeknights and 3 a.m. on weekends.

An LPD press release about Turner’s arrest said, “Lansing Police would like to thank the victims, witnesses, and business owners for their cooperation in this case. By working together, investigators were able to quickly gather leads and evidence for an arrest warrant for Turner. Lansing PD would also like to thank Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators and the FBI for their assistance in this case.”


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.