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posted: 8/3/2012 10:08 PM

Elgin man gets 28 years in shooting

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  • Juan Macedo Jr.

    Juan Macedo Jr.


An Elgin man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for trying to kill someone he thought was a rival gang member, according to the Kane County state's attorney's office.

Juan Macedo Jr. 26, of the 200 block of North Jackson Street, was sentenced by Associate Judge Allen M. Anderson.

He was convicted in October 2011 of three counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of armed violence and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

According to the state's attorney's office, Macedo was driving on the west side of Elgin on March 5, 2010, with a passenger, Carlos Berrum, and began to chase another car. Macedo rammed his car into the victim's car in the vicinity of Wing and Weston streets.

Berrum, 25, of the 1300 block of Getzelman Drive, Elgin, fired six shots into the car they were chasing, according to the state's attorney's office.

Five shots hit the windshield and one hit the roof. None of the three people in that car was injured.

This past May, Berrum agreed to a 21-year sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of attempted first-degree murder, the state's attorney's office said.

According to Illinois law, Macedo must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence. He was given credit for at least 882 days in the Kane County jail.

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