Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Joliet Mall Shooting

October 30, 2016

A Morris man has been charged with attempted murder of two Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officers following a shootout during an undercover drug sting at the Louis Joliet Mall on August 30.

 

Authorities announced Wednesday that Adan Godinez, 31, was indicted with new charges by a federal grand jury. In addition to the attempted murder charge,  the indictment also charges Godinez with “one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, one count of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and one count of brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence,”  according to a press release from the office of the U.S. attorney for Northern Illinois.

 

 

Co-defendant Fernando Godinez, 44, of Cicero, was also involved in the sting. The indictment charges him with all the same crimes with the exception of attempted murder. Fernando is also being charged with one count of “being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm,” according to the press release.

 

If convicted, Adan Godinez faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 35 years and a maximum of a life sentence. Fernando Godinez could face a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of a life sentence.

 

The defendants were arrested after a shootout in the parking lot of the Louis Joliet Mall in in August. No DEA agents were injured, but Adan Godinez was shot four times. Upon the arrest, agents confiscated two kilograms of cocaine, worth about $70,000 on the street, and two loaded handguns.

 

A date for their next court hearing has not been scheduled.

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