St. Charles man charged after police say he accidentally shot Geneva man in head

Man is in serious condition at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva

Bond has been set at $200,000 for a 22-year-old St. Charles man charged with two counts of armed violence after police said he accidentally shot a 20-year-old Geneva man in the head.

The victim remains in serious condition at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

Jacob W. Krueger, 22, of the 200 block of North Tyler Road, St. Charles, has been charged with armed violence, felony possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver more than 30 grams of marijuana but not more than 500 grams, felony possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana but not more than 500 grams and felony reckless conduct to cause great bodily harm, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.

He remains in custody in the Kane County Jail. His next court date is set for Aug. 4.

At 3:31 p.m. Thursday, the St. Charles police and fire departments were dispatched to an apartment in the 200 block of North Tyler Road for a report of a person who had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers found Krueger, who had called 911, the release stated. Also inside the apartment was the 20-year-old victim who had an apparent gunshot wound to his head.

St. Charles Police officers and detectives immediately began an investigation into the shooting. After investigating, police said Krueger and the victim were handling a 9 mm handgun when Krueger discharged the firearm and the victim was struck in the head. The shooting was unintentional, the release stated.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the apartment. A number of firearms were recovered as well as an amount of suspected marijuana, according to the release.



Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf

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