A 20-year-old Streamwood man suspected of kidnapping an acquaintance earlier in the day surrendered to authorities Friday night.
Streamwood police said Keewon Taylor turned himself in at the Cook County courthouse in Maywood. Charges of kidnapping and armed robbery were pending, police said.
Authorities had called off a search for Taylor Friday afternoon after police said he no longer posed a threat to residents in the area of Lake Street and Park Avenue. The search forced several Elgin Area School District U-46 schools and a library on lockdown. Police set up a perimeter and asked residents to stay inside after the home invasion, kidnapping and armed robbery that occurred late Friday morning.
Police said that about 11:20 a.m., a 30-year-old man was taken by gunpoint from his home on the 3000 block of Lynnwood Court by the suspect, identified as Keewon Taylor, of the 0-100 block of Helen Court in Streamwood.
According to police, Taylor ordered the victim to drive to an unknown location, but while driving, the victim tried to escape, and the vehicle crashed into a sign.
The suspect ran into a densely wooded area near Lake Street and Park Avenue, where a perimeter was established and police focused their search.
Authorities recovered the suspect’s shotgun near the spot where he was last seen.
The statement said Taylor is wanted on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.
Police Chief James Keegan said because the men are acquaintances, authorities believe only the victim was targeted and the attack was isolated.
The victim was not hurt, Keegan said.
Area residents were initially advised by Streamwood police to remain in their homes until the situation had cleared, but by late Friday afternoon, police were letting people come and go.
Tefft Middle School, Heritage Elementary School and the Poplar Creek Public Library had been on lockdown.
“You’d hate to inconvenience parents with the lockdown, but we need to keep people safe,” Keegan said.
Ÿ Daily Herald staff writers Christopher Placek, Melissa Silverberg, Kimberly Pohl and Larissa Chinwah contributed to this report.
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