Police: Teen arrested in DeKalb uses ankle bracelet as holster for handgun

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Published: Aug. 30, 2022 at 5:09 PM CDT
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DEKALB, Ill. (WIFR) - A Chicago teen faces multiple charges Tuesday after being arrested in DeKalb while wearing a home-monitoring device from Cook County.

Police say they noticed the suspect,17, on Friday near the 800 block of Ridge Drive and tried to make an arrest. They say he took off, attempting to climb over a fence to escape.

When they took him into custody, officers say they noticed he was using an ankle bracelet for home monitoring as a makeshift holster for a loaded handgun.

The suspect is being held in the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center for aggravated discharge of a firearm along with eight other charges.

Investigators say the suspect was also wanted in connection with an August 23 shooting in DeKalb. Police say the suspect in that case shot a weapon at least four times during a fight at an apartment complex in the 800 block of Ridge Drive.

One female victim was taken to Northwestern Kishwaukee Community Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.