Crime

Illinois Man Murdered By Roommate Over Facebook Post

| by Brendan Kelly

Authorities charged an Illinois man with the murder of his roommate, and family members say the killing may have been revenge for a Facebook post.

Josiah Clark, the 34-year-old shooter, and longtime best friend Jason McCullough, the 39-year-old victim, lived together in a Park Forest home. The two had been friends for 27 years, but McCullough learned of some disturbing allegations against Clark.

McCullough reportedly went to the police with the allegations against Clark, but also shared a post on Facebook about the allegations, which police believe may have led to his murder. In the post, McCullough reportedly called Clark a brother, but said he wanted to warn the world about him.

Police say Clark went to the pair's home a short time later and fatally shot his friend.

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Police issued a warrant for Clark's arrest on Oct. 31, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was found in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Nov. 2, and was held in the Hennepin County Jail on $2 million bond.

Police have arrested three others in connection with the murder; Imanee Davis, 18, and Jabari Davis, 38, are both facing charges of aiding a fugitive, while Joshanda Clark, 35, is facing a count of obstructing justice.

Clark is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7.

Sources: WGNChicago Tribune / Photo Credit: Tony Webster/Flickr

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