Joliet police said that a 20-year-old man fired his gun into a neighbor’s house Thursday night from inside his own residence.
About 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officers went to the 500 block of Silver Falls Street in Joliet after receiving a report of shots fired and a residence that was struck, Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum said.
The officers determined that Justin J. Labuhn, of the 500 block of Meadow Lily Drive in Joliet, was handling a weapon in his home when his gun discharged, causing it to strike a neighbor’s residence, Botzum said.
No one was injured in the incident, he said.
Labuhn was taken into custody without incident on probable cause for reckless discharge of a firearm, according to Will County jail records. He was taken to the Will County jail about
11:20 p.m. Thursday.
The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office charged him with two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm, five counts of possession of a firearm while having an expired firearm owner’s identification card and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition, according to court records.
Labuhn was scheduled to appear for a court hearing on his bond at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Will County Courthouse.
Labuhn’s most serious charge is reckless discharge of a firearm, a
Class 4 felony that, if convicted, is
punishable by one to three years in prison.