A South Carolina man was arrested after allegedly shooting a BB gun at a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy’s home and patrol car in Woodstock, officials said.
Maurice Q. Gill-McNeil, 19, of the 400 block of Center Street in West Columbia, South Carolina, was charged with three counts of threatening a public official, two counts of aggravated assault, reckless conduct and attempted criminal damage to government-supported property.
The Woodstock Police Department responded around 12:30 p.m. on October 7 to a residence on Westwood Court in Woodstock for a report of shots fired.
Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Ray Lanz said it was related to responding officers that the firearm used by the suspect appeared to be a BB gun.
Officers learned that the suspect, identified as Gill-McNeil, had fired a BB gun at the residence and the marked police car of the victim, Lanz said.
The victim was an off-duty police officer and his department-issued marked squad car was parked in his driveway, Lanz added.
Court documents show the officer is a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy.
Lanz told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that no specific motive for the incident has been provided or identified at this time.
Gill-McNeil was taken into custody without incident on October 8.
He later posted 10% of his $60,000 bond at the Woodstock Police Department and was released.