A Crystal Lake man faces attempted murder and armed robbery charges after an alleged “drug deal gone bad” in Rutland Township.
According to a news release issued today (Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020), Kane County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched at around 6 p.m. Monday to a Huntley-area hospital regarding a subject who was being treated for a gunshot wound.
When they arrived, they met a 22-year-old man who said he had been driven to the hospital after being shot at a private residence on Powers Road in unincorporated Rutland Township.
Sheriff’s detectives, with the assistance of Huntley Police Department detectives, learned that the victim and another subject went to a residence located at 40W670 Powers Road in unincorporated Rutland Township to purchase less than $200 worth of cannabis.
The victim told detectives he met with a man later identified as Kyle Campbell, 22, of Crystal Lake, who took cash from the victim but told him to leave without giving him the cannabis.
Investigators say the victim and Campbell got into a physical struggle, which ended with Campbell shooting the victim two times in the lower extremities.
An arrest warrant was issued for Campbell, and with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Region Task Force, he was taken into custody at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 5) in the area if I-90 and Randall Road in Elgin.
Campbell is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery with discharge of a firearm causing great bodily harm and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, all Class X felonies.
“I credit the incredible teamwork and quick action by patrol deputies and detectives to pull this case together and bring it to the successful arrest of a violent offender,” Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said.
The charges against Campbell are not proof of guilt. He is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release