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Plainfield man commits suicide following shooting in Romeoville

Brock A. Stein | 8/24/2016, 11 a.m.
A Plainfield man committed suicide following a shooting at a Romeoville manufacturing facility on Friday.

A Plainfield man committed suicide this week after shooting an employee at a Romeoville manufacturing facility.

47-year old Greg Boutin, of South Redbud in Plainfield, shot himself after a standoff with police following a report of shots fired at Hellermann Tyton in Romeoville.

Romeoville officers responded to a call on August 19 that the suspect rang a doorbell at the facility, 1485 W. Normantown. An employee who opened the door was shot three times in the shoulder and leg.

The suspect left in a vehicle and the 42-year old male victim was transported to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and later to Christ Hospital in Oak lawn where he is in stable condition.

Officers learned that Boutin was a prior employee of Hellermann Tyton and attempted to contact him at his home around 1:15 AM.

It was there that Boutin spoke with officers through the front door stating that “he was not going to prison.”

Police also reported that Boutin made “suicidal statements as well” and informed officers that he had a gun before exiting from the front of the house.

In a press release, Romeoville Police reported that Boutin sat in his front yard and pointed the gun at his head.

“Boutin made statements in reference to having the police shoot him. After a few minutes of officers attempting to communicate with Boutin, he fatally shot himself, firing one round to his head area. Officers did not fire any rounds from their weapons,” according to a statement from the police.

Police are still working to determine a motive for the initial shooting and the case is still under investigation.