News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/24/2017 9:27:00 AM to 2/1/2017 9:17:55 AM.

News Flash

City of Elmhurst News

Posted on: January 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Elmhurst Police are Investigating a Criminal Damage to Property by Use of a Firearm



For Immediate Release:

January 24, 2017 at 9:00 am


Elmhurst Police are Investigating a Criminal Damage to Property by Use of a Firearm

On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm, Elmhurst police responded to the 800 block of South Euclid at a private residence for a criminal damage to property complaint to what appeared to be a gunshot through the front windshield of a parked motor vehicle in a driveway of a residence.  Subsequent investigation revealed that a 17-year-old male/juvenile used a handgun to shoot at the front windshield of the victim’s parked vehicle over a disagreement involving a girl.  The 17-year-old suspect was arrested and the handgun was recovered by the Elmhurst police officers.  The juvenile is being charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and criminal damage to property.  He was transported to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center to await a juvenile court hearing Tuesday morning.

There is no threat to any students in District 205 Schools. The Elmhurst Police Department considers this to be an isolated incident where the target was property only. The weapon has been recovered and the offender is in custody.  No one was hurt in this incident. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the Elmhurst Police Department.


Chief Michael Ruth

Elmhurst Police Department

(630) 530-3050


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Elmhurst News



Posted on: May 26, 2023

Union Pacific Railroad Closure

Posted on: May 26, 2023
twitter explore cover

Explore Elmhurst News!

Posted on: May 24, 2023
Screen Shot 2023-05-15 at 2.45.34 PM

Museum Explorers Camp 2023

Posted on: May 15, 2023
Screen Shot 2023-05-05 at 10-1.40.54 AM

Special Kids Day, City Works!

Posted on: May 15, 2023