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No injuries after Marengo man allegedly fired several gunshots, sheriff says

Michael J. Coursey, 59, of Marengo.

A Marengo man is facing charges after sheriff’s officials say he randomly fired several gunshots in Marengo Thursday morning.

Michael Coursey, 59, of Marengo, was charged with three counts of reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony, aggravated unlawful use of a firearm, a Class 4 felony, and disorderly conduct,  a Class C misdemeanor.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Marengo Police Department responded at 12:07 a.m. Thursday to the 22100 block of West Grant Highway in Marengo for a report of shots fired.

Police arrived and made contact with Coursey, who was later identified as the suspect, the sheriff’s office said.

“An investigation revealed that Coursey had been, for unknown reasons, firing his weapon in a westerly direction with a total of four to five shots reported,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said.

A handgun and ammunition were recovered at the scene. Coursey was arrested and transported to the McHenry County Jail. No one was injured during the shooting.

Coursey remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $15,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 16.


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