Gun Shots Fired After a Dispute; 2 New Lenox Men Arrested (UPDATED)
An argument got way out of hand and resulted in gun shots fired.
An argument in the wee hours of the morning Friday boiled over into a reckless and dangerous situation. Gun shots were fired in the 2100 block of Cattlemen Drive. No one was injured, but two men were arrested in the aftermath.
According to New Lenox Police, Timothy Colanto, 25, of the 2000 block of Sanford Avenue, was charged with three felonies: aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, reckless discharge of a weapon and using a gun while his FIOD card had been revoked.
Colanto's bond was set at $10,000.
Joe Gonzalez, 39, of the 2100 block of Cattlemen Drive, was charged with battery.
Shortly after 4 a.m. police were called to the scene and learned that the two had gotten into an argument. It started in the house and spilled out into the driveway. Colanto grabbed a handgun and fired angry shots in the air. "It was determined that he did not point" the weapon at anyone or anything, said Deputy Police Chief Bob Pawlisz.
Police have recovered the handgun.
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Will County jail records show that Colanto was booked in at 4:17 p.m. Neither his mugshot or bond information was yet available. Gonzalez was not charged with a felony. He was booked at the New Lenox Police Department.
Patch will update the infomation as it becomes available.
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