Bolingbrook Police: Shots Fired Call Leads to Arrest, Gun Seizure

On July 28th at approximately 10:30 PM, Bolingbrook Police responded to the Sunridge Townhome subdivision on Fernwood Drive after receiving multiple calls of shots fired. During a canvass of the area, officers were confronted by a man in an agitated state in lot “D”. The man was swearing at officers and repeatedly refused to return to his home as officers investigated the shooting reports. The man then charged at an officer and was subsequently taken into custody. Several rounds of ammunition and a shell casing were located just outside the offender’s residence. Further investigation led to the recovery of a .357 magnum revolver, a bump stock, and a multitude of ammunition from the offender’s residence.


Jessie Bara-Gonzalez, 28, of lot “D” Fernwood Drive, was charged with aggravated assault, obstructing a peace officer, unlawful use of weapon and no firearm owner identification card. Bara-Gonzalez was released on his own recognizance pending further investigation and consultation with the Will County State’s Attorney Office.


Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Bolingbrook Police Department Investigations Division at 630-226-8620 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 630-378-4772.