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Two arrested after gun pulled during drug deal in Libertyville

Gian-Marco Guerrero (left) and Timothy M. Andrews (right)

A Libertyville man and an Algonquin man have been arrested following a drug deal gone bad in which one of them pulled a gun.

Gian-Marco Guerrero, 19, of 131 West Ellis Avenue in Libertyville, is being charged with aggravated assault and Timothy M. Andrews, 30, of 1609 Longview Drive in Algonquin, is being charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

The Libertyville Police Department said that police were called on January 26 at 4:10 p.m. to Ellis Avenue and Wheeler Court for a report of a person threatening someone with a gun. The caller then reported to police that they saw a white vehicle with several men inside fleeing the scene southbound on Route 21.

Police spoke to several witnesses and looked at surveillance video from a nearby business which helped them identify the suspects, officials said. Investigators also determined it was a drug deal gone bad.

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Guerrero was taken into custody by the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group on February 1 and held in the Lake County Jail. He has since been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on March 26.

Andrews was taken into custody by the Algonquin Police Department on February 6. He remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Andrews is also facing additional charges of aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated assault of a peace officer for a separate case.

He is scheduled to appear in court next on March 8.


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