18-year-old McHenry man accused of firing gun during 2020 armed robbery

The accused man, now an adult, was 16 years old when the situation unfolded, according to court records

Police have arrested a 18-year-old McHenry man accused of firing a gun during an armed robbery that occurred last year when he was a juvenile.

The man was 16 years old on May 4, 2020, when he allegedly robbed another person of their iPhone 7S and a vape device, court records show. He’s also accused of firing a weapon during the robbery, according to a McHenry County grand jury indictment.

Although the man is accused of firing the gun in the direction of one of the two victims and brandishing it at another, no one was shot, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

The man is charged in McHenry County court with armed robbery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a handgun and aggravated assault.

It was not immediately clear why the man was charged more than a year after the incident or how the fact that he was a juvenile at the time might affect the case.

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Katie has reported on the crime and courts beat for the Northwest Herald since 2017. She began her career with Shaw Media in 2015 at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, where she reported on the courts, city council, the local school board, and business.