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Ashton Laatz killed in shooting in Boulder Hill

Ashton Laatz, an 18-year-old male from Oswego suffering from a gunshot wound in shooting in the 0-99 Block of Circle Drive East in the Boulder Hill neighborhood.

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Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting in Boulder Hill

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday evening in the 0-99 Block of Circle Drive East in the Boulder Hill neighborhood.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for reports of shots being fired in the area of the 0-99 block of Circle Drive East at approximately 5:21 PM on December 22, 2022. Upon arriving in the area deputies located a car that was involved in a traffic crash in the 0-99 block of Circle Drive East. Inside the car deputies located Ashton Laatz, an 18-year-old male from Oswego suffering from a gunshot wound.

Laatz was transported to an area hospital, however, he later passed away as a result of the injuries he had sustained.

Detectives responded to the scene and initiated an investigation. Numerous items of evidence were identified, collected, and are being evaluated. Interviews are being conducted with individuals associated with this incident to gather further information.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time, however, several investigative leads have been developed and are currently being pursued.

Based on the investigation thus far, this is believed to be an isolated act, and there is no known ongoing threat to the community.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information about this incident to contact us at 630-553-5856 or email us at detectives@kendallcountyil.gov.


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