A Lake in the Hills man is one of two men charged for their alleged participation in an incident involving cocaine, undercover officers and shots fired on Wednesday in West Dundee.
Richy Sanchez, 25, of the 1300 block of Cunat Court in Lake in the Hills, and Marcos Rojas, 27, of Chicago, are charged with: one count of armed violence, a Class X felony, one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class X felony, and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony.
According to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, Kane County prosecutors allege that on Wednesday evening, Rojas and Sanchez met with undercover officers and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations near Interstate 90 and Randall Road in Elgin to purchase cocaine. During the meeting, Rojas and Sanchez fled in their vehicle with one kilogram of cocaine, according to the news release.
The vehicles stopped at Route 72 and Sleepy Hollow Road in West Dundee, but during an attempted apprehension, the vehicle moved toward an officer, who fired multiple shots into the vehicle, hitting Rojas, who was in the driver’s seat, according to the news release.
Rojas is recovering from non-life threatening injuries, while Sanchez was taken into custody.
“We cannot provide additional details of this incident at this time because it is a pending criminal case and an ongoing investigation,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said.
If convicted of the most serious charge, Sanchez and Rojas would each face a minimum sentence…
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