Two homes were struck by bullets early Friday in northwest suburban Woodstock, and on Monday, an 18-year-old man was charged with multiple felonies for allegedly pulling the trigger.
Officers responded to a report of gunfire at 3:28 a.m. in the 700 block of Barbary Lane, according to Woodstock police.
Investigators found that “numerous rounds had been fired” and at least two residences were each struck by at least one bullet, a statement from police said. Some residents were home at the time, but no one was injured.
Woodstock police and the McHenry County SWAT Team investigated and the suspected weapon was recovered.
On Monday, police announced that Maurice C. Timberlake was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful use of a firearm by a felon, and burglary, police said. He also faces misdemeanor counts of theft, criminal trespass to a vehicle, possession of ammunition without an FOID card, and possession of a firearm without an FOID card.
“The level of safety and security that the citizens of Woodstock expect from their police department has been restored thanks to phenomenal police work,” Chief John Lieb said in a statement.
As a precautionary measure, police continue to have increased patrols in the area, and the the public is asked to be vigilant and report “suspected suspicious behavior by unknown individuals,” police said.