A man fired 18 shots in a restaurant, hit a woman in the head: Policeman


Authorities say a man fired 18 shots at the Bulldog Ale House in Roselle, Illinois, after an argument with an employee.

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A Bulldog Ale House customer got into an argument with a restaurant employee and fired 18 shots into the bar before leaving, Illinois authorities said.

One of those shots hit an innocent woman in the headaccording to a news release from the DuPage County District Attorney’s Office.

Roselle police officers were present called at the Bulldog Ale House shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. They found a woman in her 20s with a gunshot wound to the head.

The shopper was taken to a hospital for treatment, authorities said.

An investigation into the shooting revealed that a man described by witnesses as “disorderly and drunk” Restaurant security ordered them to leave, police said.

After an argument with the worker, officials say 22-year-old Jamie Keejana of Roselle walked to the exit. Approaching the door, he turned and started shooting.

Police said he was “shooting at random in a bar.”

After firing 18 shots from the gun, Kijana fled, authorities say.

He was arrested at his home and soon taken into custody, according to a press release. Police found a handgun and a magazine on his couch, as well as two live 9mm rounds, one in his pocket and the other in a duffel bag he was using.

Kihan was charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Judge Susan Alvarado denied bond Sunday, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Roselle Police Chief Steve Herron.

“Judge Alvarado’s denial of bond (Sunday) morning sends a message that the senseless, unprovoked acts of violence alleged in this case will certainly not be tolerated in DuPage County,” Berlin said in a statement. “The type of extreme violence alleged in this case can have a horrific effect on the entire community and will be met with the full force of the law. I wish the victim well in this case and sincerely hope that she will recover quickly and fully.”

Kijana is scheduled to appear in court on August 15. If convicted, he faces 31 years to life in prison, according to a press release.

As of July 17, authorities have not released an update on the condition of the woman who was shot.

Roselle is about 30 miles northwest of Chicago.

Caitlin Alanis is a reporter for McClatchy National Real-Time who lives in Kansas. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism.

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