An officer suffered multiple injuries after a man, who police mistook as wanted, allegedly resisted arrest during a shooting investigation in Zion on Thursday.
Royal Gordon, 22, of Zion, was charged with resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.
The Zion Police Department responded Thursday to a report of shots fired, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said during a bond hearing.
A bullet struck a window and wall inside a house.
Gordon was present at the scene while police were investigating.
Gordon gave his last name to officers but refused to give any other information, DeRosa said.
Gordon allegedly became agitated and started yelling.
Police were aware of someone with the same last name who had a warrant out of Lake County for burglary, DeRosa said.
An officer attempted to obtain a photo of the wanted subject to see if Gordon matched it but the officer was only provided with identifying information.
Officers believed Gordon fit the provided information of the wanted subject.
An officer attempted to arrest Gordon, but he turned abruptly and pulled the officer with him, DeRosa said.
A struggle ensued between the officer and Gordon.
Gordon was told to stop but he continued to resist, DeRosa said.
The officer was eventually able to handcuff Gordon.
The officer had hamstring pain, a cut to the finger, an abrasion to the neck and a torn uniform collar, DeRosa said.
The officer was not able to drive because of the hamstring injury.
Paramedics transported the officer to an area hospital for treatment.
Lake County Judge James Simonian set Gordon’s bond at $20,000.
Gordon remains held at the Lake County Jail. A status of attorney hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning.