March 6, 2008
JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced that a jury on Thursday found a Bolingbrook man guilty of firing a gun into a crowd of men last year.
Christopher Gunn, 25, faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced before Circuit Judge Amy Bertani Tomczak on May 8. The jury deliberated for just over two hours before finding Gunn guilty on one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
Gunn fired between five and six shots into a crowd of men standing outside Bolingbrook’s Jamestown townhouse complex on Nov. 8, 2007. No one was injured, but several witnesses saw Gunn fire the weapon.
Gunn left the scene; a gun was never recovered. However, Bolingbrook police investigating the case linked Gunn to the shooting and took him into custody within a matter of days.
“Proving a case based solely on eyewitness accounts can be difficult,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said. “However, Bolingbrook detectives conducted a quick and thorough investigation that gave my prosecutors, Mike Fitzgerald and Tricia McKenna, the testimony necessary for them to prove to jurors that Gunn was the shooter."
Charles B. Pelkie
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