Joliet teen arrested for attempted murder of Grundy County Deputy

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MAZON, Ill. (WTVO) – A Joliet teen is charged with attempted murder after investigators said he shot a Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Just after 5 p.m. Thursday, Deputy Tyler Post pulled over DeMarcus Denwiddie’s red Kia near Route-47 in Mazon. Dewiddie reportedly drove off, crashed into two other cars and ended up in a ditch before getting out and running away.

Deputy Post ran after the suspect, when he was shot three times. Post’s bulletproof vest stopped two of the bullets, while a third round struck him in the arm. Post is expected to make a full recovery.

Denwiddie was arrested after an hours long manhunt. He faces multiple charges, and is being held on a $10 million bond.

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