Bond was set at $250,000 Tuesday afternoon for a Hoffman Estates man accused of firing his rifle at his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend near Bensenville.
Ted Bukowski, 20, of the 900 block of Evanston Street, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm in the direction of a person, reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Assistant State's Attorney Enza LaMonica said Bukowski got into a verbal altercation with the other man about 3:30 p.m. Monday before pulling out his rifle and firing at the man's feet. She said the shot triggered more verbal arguing before Bukowski fired the rifle a second time, this time straight into the air. Neither shot hit the victim.
The shooting took place near the ex-girlfriend's home on the 900 block of Pine Avenue near Bensenville.
LaMonica said Bukowski, when questioned by police, admitted to owning the rifle illegally and directed officers to its location.
Bukowski told Judge Paul Marchese he believed he would be able to post the $25,030 required to bail himself from jail.
If and when Bukowski is bailed out, Marchese ordered him to turn in any other weapons and ordered him to he fitted with a GPS monitoring device to ensure he stays at least 1,000 feet away from the victim, his home and his place of employment.
Bukowski's next court date is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 25 in courtroom 4012.