A woman who was interviewed by Naperville police following a still-unsolved shooting last fall outside a hotel on the city’s far northeast side has been convicted of prostitution.
Police said Shade B. Brown had no part in the Nov. 3 shooting, in which three bullets were pumped into the side of an occupied minivan parked outside the hotel where Brown, coincidentally, was meeting a client.
The crime occurred about 7 p.m. on the 1800 block of Centre Point Circle, near the intersection with Diehl Road and just south of Interstate 88. Brown, 24, was interviewed on the scene as she was leaving the hotel.
Sgt. Bill Davis said Brown was “found not to be involved” in the shooting.
“However, further investigation revealed that she was involved in prostitution, and was placed under arrest for same,” Davis wrote Tuesday in an email.
Brown pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton to a misdemeanor charge of prostitution. Court records showed Associate Judge Jane H. Mitton on April 15 accepted Brown’s plea and placed her on a year of conditional discharge, a form of probation.
Cmdr. Lou Cammiso in November said police deliberately did not make details of the shooting public until after being contacted by The Sun.
“It was kept out of the public eye because early on, we were tracking down suspects … so we did not want them running and hiding,” Cammiso said.
The targeted vehicle was a blue, 2002 Honda Odyssey. A 22-year-old woman from DeKalb and two Lisle men ages 26 and 36 were inside it at the time.
Cammiso said the three “were fired upon by an unknown gunman.” Police who went to the area following several 911 calls “discovered their vehicle was hit at least three times” by bullets, he said.
“No one was hit by a bullet, however, a couple of the victims were treated for (bruises) due to their running away,” Cammiso said.
Davis added while “no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting … it still under investigation at this time.”