Francisco Suarez, of West Chicago, Charged with Attempted Murder After Hit-and-Run Attack

Law officers from Elgin’s gang unit and members of the Illinois Department of Corrections Apprehension Unit arrested Francisco Suarez, 22, of West Chicago, Friday morning at the residence of a relative in West Chicago.

The West Chicago man was charged with attempted murder Saturday after Elgin police said he struck a Rosemont man about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 with his 1996 Chevy Tahoe in a gang-related attack near Prospect and Seneca Street, Elgin. The victim, Alfredo Robelo, 21, of Rosemont suffered a fractured leg and bruises.

Robelo, who is apparently a member of a rival gang, was transported to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where was later released.

Francisco Suarez was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with great bodily harm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Suarez’s bond was set at $500,000, and he is being held in Kane County jail. He is due in court May 11, 2011.

If convicted, Suarez faces up to 30 years in prison on the attempted first degree murder charge, a Class X felony.