Teen Detained in Elmhurst Following Alarming Gunfire Incident


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ELMHURST — A 16-year-old from Bellwood faces detention following allegations of possessing a handgun in an Elmhurst residential area, as announced by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Police Chief Michael McLean. 

Judge Demetrios Panoushis approved the State’s motion to detain the teen, charged with two counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

According to police reports, on the night of September 26, Elmhurst officers rushed to a local home after reports of multiple gunshots. Within minutes, officers spotted two individuals, leading to a chase. The teen, during the pursuit, allegedly discarded a Glock 17 9mm pistol. The scene yielded nine live 9mm rounds and four spent casings. Berlin lauded the Elmhurst police, emphasizing the gravity of the allegations. McLean mirrored these sentiments, stressing the potential dangers such incidents pose.

The teen’s court date is set for October 2, 2023. 


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