A correction to the original press release was made and appears below in red.
The West Chicago Police Department announces the arrest of two male juveniles stemming from an incident of shots fired on January 24, 2020 in the area of Hawthorne Lane and Rosewood Drive.
On January 24, 2020 at 12:58 p.m. West Chicago officers responded to the area of Hawthorne Lane and Rosewood Drive for a report of shots fired. Officers were advised that a vehicle was seen leaving the area, heading east on Hawthorne Lane. While West Chicago officers were on scene, Winfield Police Officers located the fleeing vehicle at a nearby hospital. Upon seeing the officer, the driver fled the area and a pursuit ensued. Said vehicle was involved in a minor traffic accident in front of the DuPage County Courthouse where the driver then fled on foot. Winfield Police Officers and DuPage County Sheriff Deputies quickly apprehended the subject.
After an extensive investigation, it was determined that a drug transaction had been arranged for that day at that randomly chosen location. During the transaction, several participants produced a weapon and multiple shots were fired, injuring three. All parties then fled the scene.
At this time, one male juvenile, from Geneva, is currently in custody, charged with Attempted Armed Robbery. A second male juvenile, from Batavia, is in custody, charged with Attempted Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery.
An adult male, from Elgin, is still under medical care with possible charges pending. He is being treated for injuries sustained during the incident and listed as in critical but stable condition.
The West Chicago Police Department would like to thank all of the officers involved in this case, with a special thank you to Winfield Police Department and DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the quick apprehension of these subjects.
The West Chicago Police Department wants to remind everyone that any individual charged with a criminal offense is innocent until proven guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt, in a court of law.