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Bail set for Cicero man charged in Romeoville shooting

Man previously ordered to stay away from victim per protection order

Published: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 3:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:47 p.m. CDT

ROMEOVILLE – A Cicero man charged with two counts of attempted murder in the shooting of a mother and daughter outside their Romeoville home Thursday morning had previously threatened to rape and kidnap the 15-year-old girl, according to media reports.

Bail was set at $5 million this morning for, 23, of the 5600 block of Park Avenue, who allegedly shot the daughter in the head and her 33-year-old mother in the neck while they were inside a vehicle in the 300 block of Emery Avenue, according to police.

Both victims were taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and later Loyola Hospital, to which the daughter was airlifted. The daughter remained in critical condition at the hospital, while the mother was listed in good condition as of Friday evening.

Maya was also charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to a release from the Will County State's Attorney's Office.

In December, the girl's mother was issued an emergency order of protection against Maya, according to media reports. In the request, granted by a Will County judge, the mother confirmed Maya texted her daughter's friend stating he would bring 30 guys to the victim's house to rape her and her daughter and then kidnap the daughter, according to media reports.

A news release sent Friday evening said Maya had a previous dating relationship with the 15-year-old victim, who according to media reports is a freshman at Romeoville High School.

The release also said the gun used in the alleged crime has not yet been recovered, and police are asking residents to report any firearm or other potential evidence immediately by calling the department at 815-886-7219.

A warrant for Maya’s arrest was signed by Judge Corey Lund late Friday afternoon. Bond was set at $5 million. The defendant must post 10 percent, or $500,000 to secure his release while awaiting trial.

The incident, which occurred around 7 a.m., spurred a massive search and forced local schools to lockdown through the morning.

Maya was one of four "persons of interest" questioned Thursday after the shooting. Two others were released and the third person of interest was held on unrelated criminal charges, police said

Another man was arrested after fleeing from police during the search, but was not connected to the shooting, police said.

"He had an outstanding warrant and thought they were looking for him," Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey said.

Reporters Brian Stanley and Alex Soulier contributed to this report.

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