A judge ordered a Chicago man held on a $1 million bond after he was charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man in both of his legs in McHenry.
The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 10:30 a.m. on May 16 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 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.
Police said Harris pulled a handgun and shot the victim before fleeing the area.
An arrest warrant, carrying a $1 million bond, was issued for Harris in May.
He was stopped by the Fitchburg, Wisconsin Police Department for a traffic violation shortly after the warrant was issued.
Harris was taken into custody without incident and was being held by the Dane County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office pending extradition back to McHenry County.
Harris also had a second arrest warrant for failing to appear in court in a McHenry County case for manufacturing or delivery of cannabis, court records show. That warrant carried a $20,000 bond.
Records show he was extradited to the McHenry County Jail Wednesday.
Harris remains held in the jail on a combined $1.02 million bond. He would need to post $102,000 cash in order to be released.
Harris is scheduled to appear in court on Monday for a bond hearing.