Crime & Courts

Aurora man killed in fatal shooting at Trilogy Nightclub, three others injured

Khalief D. McAllister had been charged in a 2017 shooting in DeKalb that injured a 28-year-old woman

The man who was killed in a fatal shooting early Sunday at Trilogy Nightclub has been identified as Khalief D. McAllister, 23, of Aurora.

McAllister was one of two men charged with attempted first degree murder in a 2017 shooting in DeKalb that injured a 28-year-old woman. According to DeKalb Police, McAllister, who had previously lived in DeKalb, and another man allegedly fired several shots into an occupied vehicle in the 800 block of North Annie Glidden Road.

A 28-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound to her leg while in the vehicle.

St. Charles police continue to investigate the shooting at Trilogy Nightclub that occurred at approximately 2:03 a.m. Sunday. Three other people were injured in the shooting.

The St. Charles police and fire departments responded to Trilogy Nightclub, 2051 Lincoln Highway, for a report of shots fired, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.

Upon the arrival of police personnel, two gunshot victims were located outside of the establishment on a front sidewalk, the release stated. Officers immediately rendered first aid and summoned fire personnel to the scene.

Both victims were transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva where McAllister was pronounced dead. While emergency personnel were on-scene in the emergency room of the hospital, a third victim arrived via a friend, also the victim of a gunshot wound.

Each of the surviving victims underwent emergency surgery; one is in stable condition while the other victim is listed in critical condition, according to the release. A fourth gunshot victim was driven to Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora, according to the release. That victim was treated and released.

The St. Charles Police Department activated the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force and is additionally being assisted by both the Aurora and Montgomery Police Departments. This is both an active and fluid investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Detective Division at 630-377-4435.

The St. Charles Police Department maintains a telephone line which allows callers, wishing to remain anonymous, to leave information as to drug or criminal activity. Persons wanting to report such activity should call the Drug & Crime Tip Line at 866-DRUG-COP (866-378-4267).

Additional information will be released once it becomes available. Trilogy opened in April in the space that formerly housed Paradiso restaurant.

Owner David Brown is a former professional athlete who had played for the Chicago Rush/Chicago Slaughter in the Arena Football League. He owns Power Athletics Wellness in St. Charles, a nonprofit agency in St. Charles that focuses on helping low-income individuals, people with disabilities, veterans and seniors.

In talking about Trilogy Lounge earlier this year, he emphasized that the business would feature a variety of entertainment options, including comedy shows and salsa dance nights.

“We don’t want to be labeled just as a club,” Brown said. “We’re more than just a club. We want to appeal to everybody.”





Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf covers St. Charles and writes entertainment stories for the Kane County Chronicle.