Elgin Juvenile Faces Attempted Murder, Gun Charges After Sunday Shooting

Elgin Juvenile Faces Attempted Murder, Gun Charges After Sunday Shooting

Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser has charged a 16-year-old juvenile with the offenses of:

  • Attempted murder, a Class X felony.
  • Aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony.
  • Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony.

Although the accused offender will be tried in adult court because of the serious nature of the charges, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office has chosen to not reveal the alleged offender’s identity because the individual is a juvenile.

Kane County prosecutors allege that the morning of Oct. 3, 2021, in the vicinity of East Chicago and North Geneva streets, Elgin, the alleged offender fired multiple shots from a handgun, striking the victim four times, causing life-threatening injuries.

The victim, who also is a juvenile, remains hospitalized.

The juvenile appeared today in Kane County bond court. Kane County Judge Julia Yetter set bail at $500,000, with 10% ($50,000) to apply for bond.

Yetter set the juvenile’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021, in Courtroom 305 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call the Elgin Police Department at (847) 289-2600.

The charges against the juvenile are not proof of guilt. The juvenile 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

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