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Northern Illinois LB Devon Butler Shot..In Critical Condition

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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Devon Butler was shot Tuesday night over what appears to be a disagreement over a drug transaction that one of his friends was having with some local drug dealers..

He is currently in critical condition and they cautiously optimistic he will pull through, but it is still touch and go. Here are the details.

The DeKalb Police Department and NIU have confirmed linebacker Devon Butler was shot late Tuesday night in an Aspen Court apartment building.

“At 11:56 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5th DeKalb police received a report of gunshots in the area of Aspen Drive and Hillcrest Drive in DeKalb. An ambulance was also requested. DeKalb investigators determined that shots were fired from a vehicle at Apartment 3, 1009 Aspen Drive. One of those shots penetrated the window in Apartment #3 and struck Northern Illinois junior linebacker Devon Butler, a visitor at the apartment.

DeKalb investigators determined Apartment #3 at 1009 Aspen Drive was targeted as a result of a drug transaction that occurred earlier Tuesday. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen emphasized that there is no indication that NIU student Devon Butler had any knowledge of nor was involved or present during that drug transaction earlier in the day. Devon Butler arrived at the apartment late Tuesday evening to meet with friends.

The DeKalb police investigation is proceeding quickly and two suspects are now in custody and charged with attempted first degree murder (Class X felony), aggravated battery with a firearm (Class X felony), aggravated discharge of a firearm (Class 1 felony), and unlawful delivery of cannabis (Class 4 felony). The suspects charged include Mark O. Orozco age 24 and Richard F. Van Arsdale, III, 20 years old, both of DeKalb.”

It just isn’t safe anywhere in the streets anymore. While Butler had nothing to do with the disagreement about the drug transaction it is safe to assume he knew his friend was doing drugs.

You have to be smarter and you have to pick and choose who you hang out with a little better.  You only have one life, so you have to protect it the best you can. Butler has a lot to live for and we hope and pray for his full recovery.

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  1. NIU student says:

    Is Richard Van Arsdale III, one of the two men in custody, possibly descended from Dick Van Arsdale, NBA player and in Phoenix known as the "Original Sun"???

    • jeff t says:

      I would believe not. They have different middle initials. The “III” usually would have the same full name if he descended from a junior.

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