Police Activity Kaspar: Shooter Suspect Arrest


Arlington Heights police arrested a suspect about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday during an investigation of an unlawful use of weapon case that occurred last night about 9:00 p.m. Police also arrested at least one other male suspect — charges unknown.

Police had responded about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a man that fired a gun in an apartment in the 300 block of North Kaspar Avenue. The offender fled the area in a black Toyota Solara last night.

Apparently the man was looking for his wife, accusing her of infidelity and was planning to kill her. He did not find her at the Kaspar address. The Solara was last seen northbound on Kaspar toward St. James about 8:50 p.m.

Police received information that the suspect’s wife was seeking safety at a friend’s apartment at the Dryden Place Apartments near Dryden and Kensington. Police found the suspect’s wife and moved her to an unknown, safe location. A thorough search of the Dryden Place Apartments was conducted, and the suspect was not found. Police cleared the area about 10:00 p.m. and also searched the suspect’s known address in the 300 block of North Salem Avenue.

Police did not find the suspect last night, and alerted all nearby police departments on the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) to be on the lookout for the suspect.

Wednesday afternoon during an investigation, police spotted the suspect near the 300 block of North Kaspar Avenue, and took him into custody. At least one other male suspect was also arrested.

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