Joliet man guilty in 2009 murder

January 31

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today that a jury has found a Joliet man guilty of first-degree murder for gunning down a man in 2009.

Tyrone Henderson, 31, also was found guilty of home invasion, criminal trespass to residence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and being an armed habitual criminal. He faces 45 years to life in prison when he is sentenced by Associate Judge Edward Burmila on April 5.

Henderson shot Michael Amos, 21, on Aug. 26, 2009 at the victim’s home in Joliet. Amos had teased Henderson’s girlfriend on that evening. She called Henderson, who arrived at Amos’ house a short time later armed with a .45-caliber weapon.

Henderson punched the victim’s brother in the face, which led to a melee inside the house. The defendant then brandished his weapon and shot Amos three times – once in the shoulder, once in the stomach and once in the leg – while others in the house attempted to take the gun from his hand.

Assistant State’s Attorneys Sara Shutts and Alyson DeBell secured the conviction in this case.