A DuPage County judge on Tuesday ordered a 36-year-old Hanover Park man held without bond after authorities said he shot a gun multiple times in his backyard.
Charles Williams, of the 1700 block of Goddard Lane, faces charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon/possession of a firearm by a felon. Both charges are felonies.
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Hanover Park police said officers responded at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to Williams' residence to investigate a report of shots fired. They located several 9 mm shell casings in the backyard, Deputy Chief Tom Cortese said in a news release.
Officers couldn't locate the handgun despite an extensive search of the residence and immediate area, police said. Still, officers determined Williams fired a semiautomatic handgun of an unknown make or model several times into the ground, according to police.
The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office reviewed the case and approved the charges, police said.
Officers did locate and seize a .22-caliber rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun found in Williams' residence, police said.
Cortese didn't immediately know of what past felony or felonies Williams had been convicted.