Police have arrested Jakharr Williams, the suspect in the fatal Orland Park Mall Shooting incident which took place Monday. In this image, A handcuff attached to a fence is seen in Tijuana, Mexico, Dec 1, 2018. John Moore/Getty Images

Orland Park police have arrested a man thought to be the suspect in a fatal shooting which took place Monday night in Illinois.

He was identified as 20-year-old Jakharr Williams. The incident took place near the food court at Orland Square Mall. The deceased, 18-year-old Javon Britten, knew his killer, police said.

Williams, a resident of University Park, Illinois, had been to prison before and had an active parole warrant. Police said they identified him from surveillance footage. He was arrested Wednesday evening following a manhunt. Police haven’t divulged details of how he was apprehended.

Law enforcement officers said Britten was shot several times by the suspect. According to reports, the shots were first heard around 6:40 p.m. (7:40 p.m. EST). Upon arriving at the scene a few minutes later, officers found the victim near the H&M store, reported Chicago Tribune.

He was moved to Advocate Christ Medical Centre, where he was later pronounced dead.

Apart from the deceased, another person, believed to be 19 or 20 years of age, suffered a leg injury.

Witnesses described the scene as chaotic, the outlet reported.

"You feel like you’re going to die," said a mother who was shopping with her four children.

Another witness recalled hearing gun shots. A third witness, a worker at the mall said she heard seven shots in total.

"You would never expect like this," she said. "There was a lot of crying and yelling."

Chicago-based WGN-TV reported that Britten’s family said they had no knowledge whether the suspect and the deceased knew each other or not.

Meanwhile, Andrew Holmes, a community activist had announced a reward of $2000 for anyone who knew the suspect’s whereabouts.