Palatine Teen Luis Corona Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison After Firing Gun Near Palatine High School

Luis Corona, ggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school

Luis Corona, an 18 year-old Palatine teen who fired a weapon about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday January 23, 2018 near Palatine High School, pleaded guilty Wednesday October 17, 2018 to aggravated discharge of a firearm.

In exchange for his guilty plea, Luis Corona was sentenced to six years in prison and $674 in fines. No one was injured when the shots were fired.

A Palatine Police Department school resource officer heard the shots in the block of 1300 North Rohlwing Road, Palatine, and ran toward the direction of the shots heard. The police officer saw five people who police authorities say were the shooter’s intended targets. A witness and one of the intended targets of the shooting told police he saw Corona exiting a vehicle and described the vehicle. Palatine police were able to trace the vehicle to Corona. During the police investigation of Corona, he told police he saw a group of people walking, and fired his gun when he saw one of the group members put his hand under his jacket.

Initially Luis Corona, a documented gang member of the block of 1300 Winslowe Drive, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Luis Corona, suspect aggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a schoolLuis Corona, suspect aggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.

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