DuPage County State’s Attorney
June 1, 2021
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Illinois State Police Captain Dan Likens announced that bond was set for a Schaumburg man charged with shooting at a moving vehicle while traveling on an expressway in Itasca. Micaro Masri, 26 (d.o.b. 11-2-1994) of the 2300 block of Discovery Drive, appeared in Bond Court on May 30, 2021, where Judge James Orel set bond at $250,000 with 10% to apply in accordance with a previously issued arrest warrant which was issued on May 13, 2021. Masri has been charged with one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, a Class 1 Felony.
At approximately 2:07 a.m., August 24, 2020, 9-1-1 emergency received a call from an individual who alleged that while driving on I-290 westbound near Thorndale Road in Itasca, a vehicle, later determined to be a Nissan Altima, drove very close to his car and flashed its lights. The 9-1-1 caller further alleged that the Nissan then pulled alongside his car, rolled down his window and fired a shot at the car. An extensive investigation led by the Illinois State Police led authorities to Masri as the man suspected in the shooting. On May 30, 2021, officers with the Schaumburg Police Department located Masri at his home. Masri was interviewed at the Schaumburg Police Department and was subsequently arrested following the interview.
“In recent months we have seen an alarming increase in the number of highway shootings,” Berlin said. “Shooting from a moving vehicle at another moving vehicle, as alleged in this case, puts not only the victim in danger but also any other motorist who may be on the road at that time. Make no mistake, the type of dangerous behavior alleged in this case will be met with the full force of the law. I commend the Illinois State Police for the work they did on this case resulting in charges against Mr. Masri. I would like to thank the Schaumburg Police Department for their fine work in locating Mr. Masri. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Anthony Pasquini and Connor Greene for their efforts in bringing charges against this defendant.”
“The Illinois State Police – Division of Criminal Investigation takes this and all types of criminal activity very seriously,” stated Likens. “The Division of Criminal Investigations will continue to thoroughly investigate any and all allegations to assist with bringing those who attempt to harm those we serve to justice,” he concluded.
Masri’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 28, 2021, for arraignment in front of Judge Alex McGimpsey. In addition to his monetary bond, Judge Orel also ordered additional conditions should Masri make bond including electronic home monitoring, no contact with the victims and relinquishing any dangerous weapons in his possession.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.