Carol Stream: Two Teens Charged With Firing Shots Into Home

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

December 21, 2021

CAROL STREAM, IL — A bond of $250,000 has been issued for a Carol Stream man accused of shooting numerous rounds into a Carol Stream apartment.

Jimmy Calan, 18, has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon.

Carol Stream officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of Willow Wood about 3:30 a.m. on December 19.  When authorities arrived, they discovered a damaged sliding glass door, as well as two bullet wounds in the ceiling.  Police also discovered 11 shot casings in the apartment complex’s north parking area.

According to police, Calan and a 16-year-old adolescent allegedly tossed a rock at the sliding glass door once they arrived.  Calan and the juvenile reportedly opened fire when an inhabitant of the property opened the sliding glass door and then fled the scene.

Authorities identified Calan and the juvenile as the suspects in this incident during an inquiry and later arrested in Glendale Heights.  During the arrest, a 9 mm pistol was allegedly found approximately two feet away from the 16-year-old suspect.

The Aurora juvenile has been charged with one crime of aggravated discharge of a firearm, one count of possessing a stolen firearm, and one count of possessing a handgun while under the age of 18.

“These irresponsible people endangered the lives of our citizens, and I can only appreciate the patrol officers who tracked them down and the detectives who concluded the case for holding them accountable for their conduct,” Carol Stream Chief of Police William Holmer said.

The youngster appeared in court for a detention hearing Monday morning, and the judge ordered that he be kept until his next court appearance, which is set for December 29.

The 16-year-old suspect is due in court on December 29, while Calan is expected to appear in court on January 13.