Charges have been filed against a man who authorities say fired an airsoft gun at officers and brandished a knife, leading an officer to fire a shot at the man in Huntley.
The Huntley Police Department responded around 1:04 p.m. on June 9 to the 10000 block of Ashley Street for an “out of control” person call.
Huntley Deputy Police Chief Linda Hooten said the residents called 911 for help with their 31-year-old son.
Officers arrived and tried to make contact but the man, identified as Frank P. Markiano, 31, of Huntley, barricaded himself in the house.
Markiano displayed a look-a-like gun, which was an airsoft gun, and began shooting at the officers, Hooten said.
Officers, with the assistance of a social worker, attempted to de-escalate the situation.
Those attempts were unsuccessful and Markiano continued to shoot at the officers from multiple points in the home, Hooten said.
Officers attempted to enter the house and Markiano allegedly brandished a knife before approaching the officers in a “threatening manner.”
The man refused to comply with orders and “posed a danger to himself, the officers on scene, and the community,” Hooten said.
The officers attempted to gain control of Markiano using less-than-lethal, including a taser and PepperBall rounds.
An officer then fired a shot from his duty pistol at Markiano but missed. No one was hit by the round.
Markiano was taken into custody and transported to the hospital with minor injuries and for psychological evaluation.
The McHenry County Major Investigation Team was called to assist in conducting an investigation into the incident.
Markiano was charged on Tuesday with three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.
An active warrant remains and he is not yet in the custody of the McHenry County Jail.