Man Charged with Murder After Attack at Naperville Bar
Shaun Wild, a teacher at Spring Brook Elementary School, died of injuries sustained during a stabbing Saturday morning. A former Lemont High School student who now attends North Central College was also seriously injured in the incident.
A Naperville man has been charged in the stabbing death of an elementary school teacher and the injury of two others at a local bar Saturday morning, authorities said.
Daniel J. Olaska, 27, of the 1500 block of Fox Hill Drive, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the attack that left 24-year-old Shaun Wild dead and two others seriously injured, said DuPage County State's Attorney's Office Spokesman Paul Darrah.
Olaska is scheduled to appear in DuPage County Court for a bond hearing Sunday morning, Darrah said. Further details are expected to be released during a press conference at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Wild, a North Central College alumnus and first-year teacher at Spring Brook Elementary in District 204, died after a stabbing in the early morning hours Saturday at Frankie’s Blue Room. Police confirm Wild died as a result of the injuries he received.
Willie Hayes, a Lemont native and current student at North Central College, was also injured in the incident. He underwent surgery and is in serious condition at Edward Hospital, a nurse on duty confirmed.
A third person, identified as one of the bar's bouncers, was treated and released from Edward Hospital, according to Naperville Police Sgt. Gregg Bell.
Naperville police said paramedics and officers responded to the bar shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday for a report of a person having been stabbed. Paramedics found three people with stab wounds, all of which were taken to Edward Hospital.
While on the scene, police identified a suspect in the incident and took that person into custody, Bell said.
A native of Brown Deer, WI, Wild graduated from North Central College in 2011. He was a punter on the football team and attended the college for three years, said Clark Teuscher, director of sports information at North Central College.
Hayes is from Lemont and a current student at the college, Teuscher said. Hayes is a defensive end on the North Central football team. Tony Hamilton, director of school and community relations for Lemont High School, said Hayes graduated in 2008 and was a standout football player, and part of Lemont's 2007 state runner-up squad.
North Central College said counselors are available to the campus community Saturday in the Dyson Wellness Center. Campus ministry staff is available in Kiekhofer Hall. Members of the Residence Life staff are available in residence halls as well. Members of the campus community plan to hold a service at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center "to support each other and pray for Shaun’s family and friends and Willie’s speedy recovery."
Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Naperville police ask that anyone with information call the department's Investigations Section at 630-420-6726, or the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 630-420-6006.
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