Crime & Courts

Second man charged with shooting Harvard home arrested

The most serious charge – aggravated discharge of a firearm – is a Class 1 felony typically punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison

Inset of Andrew Calderon IV in front of Northwest Herald file of the McHenry County courthouse.

A 30-year-old man charged earlier this month with shooting a gun at a Harvard home was arrested last week, Harvard police said Wednesday.

Andrew Calderon IV, of the 300 block of Marengo Road, faces two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm at a building, knowing the building was occupied, and unlawful possession of a firearm as a felon, according to the indictment.

The most serious charge – aggravated discharge of a firearm – is a Class 1 felony typically punishable by four to 15 years in prison.

Police responded about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 to the 700 block of West Metzen Street after numerous calls about multiple shots being fired, according to a Harvard police news release about the incident.

Multiple gunshots struck a Harvard home, but nobody inside was hurt by gunfire.

An arrest warrant was issued for Calderon on Dec. 1, the day after Juan Carlos Popoca of the 1400 block of Ninth Street, Harvard, also was arrested and charged in the incident. Popoca is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm at a building.

Calderon was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22, the Harvard Police Department said in a news release Wednesday. He also was arrested on a separate McHenry County warrant tied to a charge of failing to report an address change as a sex offender.

Calderon was taken to the McHenry County Jail, where he remained Thursday in lieu of $130,000 bond between the two cases.

Thomas Carroll, who was appointed as Calderon’s special public defender, declined to comment Thursday.

The shooting incident remains under investigation by the Harvard Police Department, according to Wednesday’s release. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 815-943-4431 or the Harvard Crime Stoppers tip line at 815-943-4343 to leave an anonymous tip.