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Man charged with shooting other man during robbery in Park City

Erick Castro-Gomez, 19, of Park City.

A 19-year-old man was charged after he allegedly shot a man during an attempted robbery in Park City earlier this month, police documents show.

Erick Castro-Gomez, 19, of the 500 block of West Street in Park City, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and armed robbery.

The Park City Police Department responded around 12:08 p.m. April 2 to the Green Valley Apartments, 4200 Greenleaf Court, for a report of a shot fired.

Officers found three men, including one who had a gunshot wound to his right hand. The victim told police that he and his two other friends were waiting for another friend when they were approached by two men.

One of the men, who was wearing a mask, asked the victim “what you got in your pockets?” and the victim replied “nothing for you,” according to a police report obtained by Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

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That man, later identified as Castro-Gomez, pulled out a gun and the victim unsuccessfully attempted to grab it during a physical altercation. Castro-Gomez allegedly shot at the victim, striking him in the right hand, the police report said.

A police perimeter was setup and a police canine responded to search for the suspects after they fled the scene.

The Gurnee Fire Department transported the victim to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

An arrest warrant was later issued for Castro-Gomez on April 7. Park City police on routine patrol spotted the man on April 20 near Lake Park Avenue and Greenleaf Street and took him into custody.

Castro-Gomez remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $350,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 20.


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