DeKALB - A DeKalb man is facing charges after police say he allegedly shot a teenager from Aurora in the leg in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 1100 West Lincoln Highway during an incident last week.
Shaquan L. Foulks, 27, of the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. If convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm, both Class X felonies, Foulks could face up to 30 years in jail and fines of $25,000.
Foulks had been convicted previously of a felony for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance out of Cook County in September of 2014, records show.
According to DeKalb County court records and DeKalb police reports, the incident occurred around 10:47 p.m. Thursday, April 29 when police were called to the parking lot of Lincoln Tower at 1100 West Lincoln Highway for reports of a male juvenile who was shot through the leg. The teenager was taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and treated for his injuries, reports state.
DeKalb police collected evidence and reviewed surveillance footage near the incident, records allege, and with witness statements learned that the teenager allegedly had an ongoing dispute with Foulks, though it’s unclear the nature of that dispute, and police reports don’t provide further details.
A witness told DeKalb police that they’d told the victim Foulks “had a pistol and was coming to kill him,” police reports allege. The witness told police they saw Foulks drive into the parking lot of 1100 W. Lincoln Highway, yelled something and then fired several shots at three people, including the victim who was shot in the leg.
Foulks, who was arrested April 30, was identified in photo lineups by the witnesses, according to DeKalb police reports. When he was arrested, he told police that he had pulled his car up to the parking lot in the same area where witnesses told police he’d been, reports state.
The shooting was also within 570 feet of Northern Illinois University campus’ Lot K, reports show.
Foulks appeared before DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Bradley Waller on Saturday for a virtual bond hearing, and was held on a $250 bond, records show. He is next set to appear in front of DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Robbin Stuckert Thursday for a bond reduction hearing.