Man charged with shooting gun in Schaumburg hotel room

Zachary Woelfel, 29, of Glendale Heights, faces five felony charges.

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Zachary Woelfel

Schaumburg police

A man was arrested after he allegedly shot a gun in a Schaumburg hotel room on Sunday and was found with a batch of cocaine.

Zachary Woelfel, 29, of Glendale Heights, faces five felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon, reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a defaced firearm, and delivery and possession of cocaine, Schaumburg police said.

Officers answered a noise complaint about 5:30 p.m. at the Extended Stay Hotel at 1200 American Lane and learned a gun had been fired, police said. Officers evacuated the hotel and were told by a guest that Woelfel was still in a room with other people.

Police suspected a possible barricade situation and called the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Emergency Services Team for assistance, police said. They checked the room and found Woelfel alone with a handgun, spent shell casings and 91 grams of cocaine, police said.

He was arrested and scheduled for a bail hearing in Cook County court. Woelfel’s criminal history includes two charges of violating an order or protection in 2018 and 2014, a 2014 count of domestic battery and a 2012 count of possession of a firearm without a FOID card.

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