St. Charles Man Faces Armed Violence Charges After July 15 Shooting

St. Charles Man Faces Armed Violence Charges After July 15 Shooting

A St. Charles man faces multiple charges after he allegedly shot a Geneva man in a Tyler Road apartment

According to a St. Charles Police Department news release, St. Charles Police and Fire Departments were dispatched at around 3:31 p.m. Thursday, July 15, to an apartment in the 200 block of North Tyler Road for the report of a person who had been shot.


Upon arrival officers located a male resident of the apartment, later identified as Jacob W. Kreuger, 22, who had called 9-1-1. Also inside the apartment was another male subject, later identified as a 20-year-old Geneva man, with an apparent gunshot wound to his head.

St. Charles Fire Department paramedics tended to the male with the gunshot wound and transported him to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He continues to be hospitalized in serious condition.

Kreuger was taken in to custody at the scene and transported to the St. Charles Police Department.

St. Charles Police officers and detectives, immediately began an investigation into the shooting. Through that investigation, it was learned that Krueger, and his guest were handling a 9mm handgun when Krueger discharged the firearm and his guest was struck in the head.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the apartment. A number of firearms were recovered as well as an amount of suspected cannabis.

After review of the investigation with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, the following charges were approved on Saturday July 17:

  • Armed Violence – Commits Felony While armed with a Dangerous Weapon – Class X Felony
  • Armed Violence – Discharge of Firearm Causing Great Bodily Harm – Class X Felony
  • Manufacture/Deliver or Possess with Intent to Deliver Cannabis, More than 30 grams but not more than 500 grams –
    Class 3 Felony
  • Possession of Cannabis, More than 100 grams but not exceeding 500 grams – Class 4 Felony
  • Reckless Conduct, Cause Great Bodily Harm – Class 4 Felony

Krueger has been transported to the Kane County Jail to await a bond hearing.

The charges against Krueger 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 guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release