Police say a Lindenhurst man was killed and a second Lindenhurst man was arrested after they committed a home invasion in Kane County, tied up the residents and then a shootout ensued.
The incident began around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Walnut Drive in St. Charles.
Police officers responded to a call of shots fired inside an apartment.
Officers arrived to find an active scene and located several people in the apartment.
Police said that James Gherardini, 26, of Lindenhurst, was being dragged out of the apartment by Panagiotis Koutroumbis, 26, also of Lindenhurst.
Gherardini had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest area.
Gherardini was treated by the St. Charles Fire Department and transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officers detained all occupants of the residence, as well as Koutroumbis for questioning.
Investigators learned that Gherardini, Koutroumbis and at least one other person entered the apartment through an unlocked sliding glass door.
They allegedly zip-tied the hands of several occupants in the apartment and demanded items from them, police said.
Investigators learned that a 25-year-old St. Charles man received an open line cell phone call from a resident inside the apartment when the home invasion began.
The man went to the apartment to investigate and was confronted by the armed offenders, at least one of which fired shots at him, police said.
The man also brandished a firearm and fired at the offenders.
The 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen by the offenders. He had been driven to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva prior to police arrival.
Gherardini was fatally wounded during the shootout. Koutroumbis was charged with attempted murder, two counts of home invasion and aggravated unlawful restraint.
Police believe at least one offender fled from the scene prior to police arrival. The incident was believed to be a targeted attack.
Koutroumbis is being held in the Kane County Jail on a $1.5 million bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.