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DeKalb man jailed after gunfire at apartment building

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:47 p.m. CDT
Creashon Ross, 21, of DeKalb

DeKALB – A DeKalb man suspected of shooting into the bedroom of an apartment in the 800 block of Kimberly Drive remained in jail Wednesday on $50,000 bond.

Police said Creashon Ross, 21, of the 800 block of Crane Drive, fired several shots at the apartment window about 8:45 a.m. Monday. Police said that after the apartment’s tenant discovered the damage and reported it about 1:30 p.m., the police requested footage from surveillance cameras at a business in the area and were able to use it to identify Ross’ car.

An officer spotted the vehicle the next day at the Fas Mart on the 100 block of North Annie Glidden Road and encountered Ross, who was in the passenger seat and was arrested for two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court, one for a local ordinance violation, the other for a trespassing charge, according to a police news release.

Further investigation found that Ross had targeted the apartment because he believed that the tenant was someone who had been harassing him, the release said.

A search warrant for Ross’ apartment on the 800 block of Crane Drive led police to ammunition consistent with that used at the Kimberly apartment, police said.

He was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition without a firearm owner’s identification card. If convicted of the most serious charge, unlawful possession of a firearm, he could face four to 15 years in prison.

Police Cmdr. Bob Redel commended the businesses that allowed police to use its surveillance systems to identify the suspect.

“These systems are becoming more and more prevalent, which is awesome for us in letting us do our job,” Redel said. “Without them and the community helping out, we’d still be working on this case.”

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