Elmhurst man fled to Arizona after trying to kill dog walker with AR-15: prosecutors
A 22-year-old Elmhurst man allegedly fled to Arizona after firing an assault rifle on a man walking a dog in the western suburb.
Alec Gonzales allegedly fired an AR-15 eight times and struck the man’s side and grazed his scalp, the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.
The shooting happened about 8:50 p.m. May 14 at Van Buren Street and Linden Avenue, according to Elmhurst police.
The victim, a 54-year-old man, recovered at a hospital, while the shooter drove away, police said.
It’s unclear what prompted the shooting. Gonzales was arrested June 25 in Mesa, Arizona, the day a Lake County judge issued a $5 million arrest warrant, prosecutors said. He faces one count each of attempted murder and aggravated battery.
Gonzales is awaiting extradition to DuPage County from Maricopa County Jail in Arizona.