DeKalb Police arrest Two Suspects for Shooting on Greenbrier


On July 15th, 2018, the DeKalb Police Department received a 911 call about a shooting that occurred on Greenbrier Road.  Officers from the City of DeKalb and Northern Illinois University Police immediately responded to the area.  Officers located numerous shell casings in the area and two vehicles that were struck with bullets.  There were no reported injuries.

Investigators spoke with witnesses and learned that a White Chevrolet Suburban drove south bound on Greenbrier Road with an unknown male shooting several times while standing out of the sunroof.  The unknown suspect was shooting at a group of people standing in front of 930 Greenbrier Road.

Witnesses also reported that one of the intended victims standing in front of 930 Greenbrier Road, pulled out a gun and returned fire at the White Chevrolet Suburban.  Evidence at the scene supports that someone from the group in front of 930 Greenbrier Road returned fire at the Chevrolet Suburban.

Through video surveillance, investigators identified the suspect Chevrolet Suburban and its occupants.  On July 17th, 2019, with assistance from the Aurora Police Department, DeKalb Police Investigators arrested the driver of the Chevrolet Suburban and the male suspect that shot several times toward the group at 930 Greenbrier Road.

This case is still under investigation.  Dekalb Police Investigators arrested: James C. Lewis, 18 years of age, from Aurora Illinois for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Leilani M. Hollingsworth, 21 years of age, from Aurora Illinois for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.

Hollingsworth and Lewis are currently incarcerated at the DeKalb County Jail.

Please Note:  The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.          For additional information, contact: Commander Bob Redel

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