Batavia shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

  • Terry Hunter, 27, is being sought in connection with a shooting Tuesday in Batavia.

    Terry Hunter, 27, is being sought in connection with a shooting Tuesday in Batavia.

  • The Steak 'n Shake restaurant at 1901 W. McKee St. in Batavia, where a teenager was shot in the drive-up lane Tuesday night.

      The Steak 'n Shake restaurant at 1901 W. McKee St. in Batavia, where a teenager was shot in the drive-up lane Tuesday night. Susan Sarkauskas | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 2/22/2018 6:47 PM

Police continue to search for a man charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a teenager Tuesday night at a Steak 'n' Shake drive-through in Batavia.

Terry W. Hunter, 27, also faces charges of aggravated battery, armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, authorities said. No address for Hunter was given.

 

Police say Hunter is considered armed and dangerous, and he is known to frequent Batavia and Aurora. His last known address is the 1200 block of Yellow Pine Drive in Aurora. He is about 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs about 250 pounds.

Anyone with information about him is asked to call Batavia police at (630) 454-2500, or call 911.

Hunter is accused of firing into a car Tuesday evening in the drive-up lane at the restaurant, 1901 McKee St. According to police, he and the occupants of the car were arguing over the length of time being taken to order food.

A 17-year-old boy from Carol Stream was shot in the leg, authorities said. His companions drove him to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, and the hospital called police.

Police say civilians found the gun believed used in the shooting near the restaurant, and a suspect vehicle was found at an apartment complex about a mile away, in the 1000 block of Lorlyn Circle in Batavia. A search of the vehicle, and the residence associated with it, led them to identify a suspect, police said.

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