Ad

Update: Charter bus passenger opens fire, kills three before fleeing on foot with rifle, cops say

An Illinois man is facing 135 criminal counts in connection with his alleged role in a fatal shooting aboard a charter bus earlier this month.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, police initially identified 22-year-old Raheem King as a suspect who had been among the “adult-themed” party bus passengers when he opened fire with a rifle he was carrying.

The shooting took place early on the morning of April 7 and left three passengers — Daijon Sistrunk, 22; Martavies Blake, 24; and Sean Anderson, 27 — dead.

Reports indicate the limousine-style bus was rented from a company called Distinguished Gentlemen for a private event the day prior to the shooting.

Uninjured passengers, including the suspect, were able to escape on foot, police said at the time. Shortly after the investigation began, authorities obtained an arrest warrant for King.

According to WREX, the suspect surrendered to police on April 11.

He was reportedly indicted earlier this week on an array of charges including multiple counts each of murder, armed robbery with a firearm, and aggravated vehicle hijacking.

As the Chicago Tribune reported, two others were also indicted on charges related to the fatal shooting.

Lakacia Kizart, King’s 21-year-old girlfriend, and her mother, 42-year-old Teresa Kizert, are expected to face criminal counts including concealing or aiding a fugitive.

The three suspects remained in jail as of the latest reports available. They are all set to appear in court for arraignment early next week.

[Featured image: Raheem King/Rockford Police Department]