Shooter Charged with Attempted Murder After Standoff with Police, SWAT at Apartment Complex in SW Schaumburg

Jacob Tamillo, charged by Schaumburg Police Department with two counts of Attempted Murder after alleged shots were fired on Thursday night, February 8, 2024 (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff's Office)
Jacob Tamillo, charged by Schaumburg Police Department with two counts of Attempted Murder after alleged shots were fired on Thursday night, February 8, 2024 (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff’s Office).

Jacob Tamillo, a resident of Schaumburg, was arrested shortly after midnight Friday, February 9, 2024 after a standoff with police developed Thursday night, and Tamillo is accused of firing a weapon outside at an apartment complex in southwest Schaumburg near Hanover Park and Roselle. No injuries were reported, but Tamillo has been charged with Attempted Murder.

Schaumburg Police responded at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2024 to a parking lot in the area of 1200 Cambia Drive for a neighbor complaint of a person making threats and then firing a weapon. While the responding police officer responded to the 911 call for help, the police officer heard multiple gunshots in the area. Multiple Schaumburg police officers responded to the scene of a rear parking lot of the apartment complex.

The suspect was not visible to police when they arrived.

At The Grove Apartments at Schaumburg apartment complex, Schaumburg police officers located victims and witnesses, who described that the shots came from an apartment balcony. The victims identified the shooter from previous interactions with him while living in the same neighborhood. The shooter, who was identified by Schaumburg Police Department as Jacob Tamillo, retreated into his apartment, and was not cooperative with officers’ multiple requests for him to exit his apartment, according to a police report.

Wise Road was shut down between Mitchell Boulevard and Roselle Road as police attempted to get Tamillo to surrender. According to a resident of the apartment complex, some residents were advised to shelter in place, and some residents were evacuated during the incident.

Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) tactical police officers responded to the scene, and Tamillo eventually surrendered after midnight. Jacob Tamillo was taken into custody by NIPAS tactical officers and Schaumburg police officers at approximately 12:45 a.m. on February 09, 2024.

According to the Schaumburg Police Department, the weapon that Jacob Tamillo possessed at the scene was a black handgun. Spent shell casings were also recovered from the scene. There were no injuries or damage to property as a result of the shots fired, according to the Schaumburg Police. Schaumburg Fire Department paramedics were assigned to the scene to stand by in case any injuries occurred during the attempt to take Tamillo into custody. The fire department was also assigned to help with lighting during the investigation of the incident.

Schaumburg detectives completed a thorough investigation of the case. After reviewing all the facts of the investigation, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved two counts of Attempted Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure, against Jacob Tamillo.

Tamillo appeared at Circuit Court of Cook County today at 26th and California, Chicago, for a detention hearing, and was order held. Jacob Tamillo is currently held at the Cook County Department of Corrections (Cook County Jail at DIV8-2N-2235-1) near 2700 South California Avenue in Chicago.

The next court date for Tamillo is Thursday, February 15, 2024 at the Cook County Circuit Court in Rolling Meadows.



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