51-Year-Old Apprehended After Shots Fired, Brief Escape in Algonquin

51-Year-Old Apprehended After Shots Fired, Brief Escape in Algonquin

An Algonquin man has been charged with two counts of reckless discharge of a weapon, one count of assault and one count of domestic battery after a Friday (April 26, 2019) incident inside his home.

According to an Algonquin Police Department news release, officers responded at about 11:15 p.m. Friday to reports that a man — later identified as Lestek Zujko, 51, of the 1000 block of Applewood Lane — had discharged a handgun inside of his home during a domestic disturbance.

The Algonquin Police Department was assisted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team, which conducted a high-risk search for Zujko inside of his residence and determined that he had fled the scene.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department also provided K-9 unit assistance, which was instrumental in Zujko’s apprehension, police said.

Multiple members of Zujko’s family had been present in the home, but no one was injured during the incident.

Zujko was taken into custody at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was later transported to the McHenry County Correctional Facility in Woodstock to await a bond hearing.

The charges against Zujko are not proof of guilt. He is presumed innocent and is entitled to fair trials at which it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department news release