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A teenager who was arrested by a SWAT team has been charged in adult court in connection with a shootout between two groups that left another teenage shot in Harvard in September.

Inosensio Bautista, 18, of Harvard, was charged with three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a gang member, reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The charges stem from a shooting that the Harvard Police Department responded to around 10:22 p.m. on September 10 in the 1300 block of North Division Street in Harvard.

Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman said at the time that officers were still responding when they were advised a gunshot victim showed up at Mercy Hospital in Harvard.

The victim, an 18-year-old Harvard man, suffered a gunshot wound to his lower leg.

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A preliminary investigation showed the victim and a 17-year-old Harvard boy were at the Shell, 1300 North Division Street, Bauman said.

The two were in a vehicle when they were approached by two or three people on bicycles.

Words were exchanged and the two groups exchanged gunfire before everyone fled the scene, Bauman said.

The McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT Team responded to assist.

Investigators identified a 17-year-old Harvard boy as one of the suspects, Bauman said at the time.

Bautista was arrested the next day at his home and charged in juvenile court with numerous offenses.

Court records show the case was transferred from juvenile court to adult court late last month after Bautista turned 18.

Court documents said Bautista is a street gang member and unlawfully possessed the gun he fired because he was under the age of 21 and did not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification card or concealed carry license.

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McHenry County Judge Jeffrey Altman granted a petition to detain Bautista pending trial during an initial court hearing.

“Taking into account the facts and circumstances of this case and the proffer made by the state on the record, the defendant poses a real and present threat to the safety of specific people and the community,” Altman said.

“There are no conditions or combinations of conditions that could mitigate that threat,” the judge added.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 15.