Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Joilet, Il: Joliet Christmas domestic dispute turns fatal

Police say a 23-year-old Joliet man fatally shot himself after shooting his girlfriend four times at his home on the city's southeast side.

Cliffton T. Williams of the 0-100 block of Spruce Slip Street was pronounced dead at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday by the Will County Coroner's office. Police Chief Mike Trafton said in an email that the woman is "in good condition (and) should be fine."

Trafton said Williams shot the woman three times in the shoulder and once in the forearm during a domestic dispute.

Will County court records show an order of protection had been obtained against Williams in 2011. He also was charged in 2008, but ultimately not prosecuted, for domestic battery. Court records also show he was convicted in 2008 of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and in 2010 of aggravated battery in a public place.

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