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Cook County murder suspect arrested in DeKalb

Randy V. Doby
Randy V. Doby

DeKALB – A Cook County murder suspect considered armed and dangerous was arrested without incident Wednesday in a DeKalb apartment parking lot, authorities said.


Randy V. Doby, of the 12700 block of South Racine Avenue, Calumet Park, was arrested about 2:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Ridge Drive in DeKalb, authorities said. A police bulletin warned local authorities that he had been involved in an exchange of gunfire of more than 20 rounds, DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said.


"Certainly from my perspective as chief of police and from my officers' perspective, we're going to take that pretty seriously," Lowery said.


Cook County Sheriff's police reached out to DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies and DeKalb police after being unable to find Doby early Wednesday in the DeKalb area, according to a news release. Sheriff's detectives developed information about a possible location, and DeKalb police watched that area, authorities said.


"Their surveillance showed a person matching the description of the suspect was there so they had several officers swarm the area," DeKalb County Sheriff Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said.


Doby left the apartment, and DeKalb police arrested him in the parking lot. He was taken to DeKalb County Jail and ultimately will be taken to Cook County, authorities said.


Neither Lowery nor Dumdie had details on the murder case, but Lowery complimented the communication between the police agencies. Lowery also complimented the officers on the scene for using the available resources well and for waiting for a safe opportunity to arrest Doby with minimal danger to area residents.


"It all depends on where the leads lead," Dumdie said. "But it's not uncommon when someone's wanted on a major warrant for them to get out of the area where they are from and lay low with someone else."

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