Victim Drove Himself to Police Station after the Shooting
by Tina Johansson
A Highland Park man who allegedly fired a gun at a subject while the subject was seated in his car last Friday, has been identified and charged with various felony citations.
Describing the shooting as “not a random act,” Highland Park Police said Andres Carillo-Escuvedo, 30, of the 2500 block of Green Bay Road in Highland Park, fired several shots at a man he apparently knew, before leaving the scene in the 1800 block of Deerfield Road, Feb. 10 shortly after 4 p.m.
The victim drove himself to the Highland Park Police station after being shot at. Officers at the station observed the damage to the car, consistent with being struck by bullets.
Officers went to the scene and located witnesses, and sent out a local police bulletin. Deerfield Police quickly located the suspect’s vehicle occupied by two people – one of them being Carillo-Escuvedo.
The alleged Highland Park shooter was in court Saturday, where his bond was set at $1 million.
Carillo-Escuvedo was taken into custody without incident and two firearms were recovered. The Lake County States Attorney’s Office has approved the following charges:
- Aggravated discharge of a firearm, class 1 felony
- Reckless discharge of a firearm, class 4 felony
- Unlawful use of a weapon , class 4 felony
- Unlawful use of a weapon – class 4 felony
Additional charges may be filed, police said. Carillo-Escuvedo appeared in court on Saturday, Feb. 11. His bond was set at $1 million.