A 17 year-old female teen golfer on the St. Viator Girls Golf Team was shot in the knee with a BB gun or high powered pellet gun on the 12th-hole tee at Old Orchard Country Club Monday night about 7 p.m. At least one pellet was embedded in the girl’s knee, and surgery is scheduled in the next few days to have any foreign bodies removed from the injury.
Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights fire department paramedic/firefighters responded to the Old Orchard Country Club 700 West Rand Road just before 7:30 p.m. Monday for medical assistance for the St. Viator student golfer with an injured knee from a BB shot. Paramedics did not transport the teen, who apparently sought further medical treatment without the need for an ambulance.
After investigation of residents by Mount Prospect police and determination that the 12th-hole shot would have to come from townhouses along Wimbolton Drive, police waited to question John Guy who resided at a townhouse nearby.
John Guy drove home Friday night while police waited for him for questioning. He also happened to have a revoked driver’s license. A search of his car and his residence yielded a gram of heroin in the car, and a pellet/air gun rifle and ammunition for the rifle in his home.
John Guy was charged with the misdemeanors of unlawful discharge of an air rifle and reckless conduct. He was also charged with the felonies of aggravated battery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance.
John Guy was arrested and transported to Mount Prospect Police Department jail, where he will wait until a bond hearing on Monday August 24, 2009.