WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- A group of campers at a Winnebago County site help stop a shooting by jumping into action and tackling the alleged gunman.
47-year-old Jeffery Krause of North Dakota is arrested and faces charges of aggravated discharge of a weapon and having no FOID card. Deputies say at around 8:30 Saturday night, a worker at the Hononegah Forest Preserve Campground went to a campsite to collect camping fees when the camper, identified as Krause, started shooting. A witness says a few nearby campers got together and tackled Krause to the ground before the police arrived. According to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office, the campers were able to take Krause's gun. No one was hurt during the incident.
Investigators say an aggressive dog belonging to Krause was shot and killed during the incident by another camper. Police say that camper used his own gun and had a valid concealed carry permit. At this time, there are no charges against the camper who shot the dog.