A McHenry man was arrested last week after being charged with shooting at a victim during an armed robbery last year.
Dominic Z. Trujillo, 18, of the 1200 block of Charles Street in McHenry, was charged with two counts of armed robbery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The charges stem from an incident on May 4, 2020, that was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
Trujillo, who was 17 years old at the time, allegedly used a gun to take an Apple iPhone and a vaping device by force from another man.
A criminal complaint said that Trujillo brandished the gun towards a second man before discharging the weapon at the first victim.
Neither victim was injured in the incident. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Trujillo on September 9.
Trujillo was processed at the McHenry County Jail on September 15 and remains held on a $250,000 bond.
Trujillo’s public defender, Angelo Mourelatos, filed a motion to reduce bond, saying that his client cannot afford to post the $25,000 cash needed to be released.
Mourelatos asked in the motion for a personal recognizance bond for his client or a reduced bond.
Mourelatos argued that Trujillo is “not a danger to the community” and is not a flight risk.
A bond and arraignment hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.