A Chicago man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 35-year-old man in both of his legs during an altercation in McHenry.
The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to the Fawn Ridge Apartments in the 1900 block of North Orleans Street for a shooting.
Officers arrived on the scene and found a 35-year-old man who had been shot.
The man suffered gunshot wounds to both of his legs. His injuries were non-life-threatening, police said.
An officer gave first aid to the victim before paramedics arrived on the scene.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry, police said.
The ambulance transferred the man to a LifeNet helicopter, which flew him to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment. He has since been released from the hospital.
The McHenry Police Department said Monday that an extensive investigation led to Micheal D. Harris, 33, of Chicago, being identified as the suspect.
It was determined that Harris and the victim were visiting a mutual acquaintance in the Fawn Ridge apartment complex.
An argument between Harris and the victim ensued and it became physical.
Police said Harris pulled a handgun and shot the victim before fleeing the area.
An arrest warrant was issued for Harris and he was stopped by the Fitchburg, Wisconsin Police Department on Sunday for a traffic violation.
Harris was taken into custody without incident and is being held by the Dane County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office pending extradition back to McHenry County.
“The McHenry Police Department wants to thank our community for their patience while we conducted this investigation. We would also like to thank our law enforcement partners with the Fitchburg Police Department and Dane County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance,” the department said in a statement.
Harris is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for an extradition hearing.