UPDATE as of 12:30pm Friday: St. Charles police chief tells WGN a 28-year-old man was not shot by an armed intruder.
The St. Charles Police released the following statement:
“The St. Charles Police Department has reason to believe that the incident which occurred yesterday was not the result of an armed intruder. Detectives interviewed numerous witnesses and combed through various pieces of evidence and information left at the scene. These interviews, coupled with both the timeline of the events and the evidence evaluated by crime scene technicians lead us to believe that the manner in which this crime was reported did not occur.”
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Earlier story: ST CHARLES, Ill. — Police are searching for an armed suspect after a man was wounded during a home invasion in St Charles.
Police responded to a call in home in the 3600 block of Grandview Ct.around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The caller, a 28-year-old man, said he had been shot. He was taken to the hospital with a wound to the shoulder. His injuries are not considered life threatening, according to police.
He is related to the home owner and was house sitting, according to police.
Officers found a back door of the home had a window broken out.
St. Charles Police say its an active investigation for the suspect but does not believe there is a danger to the public.
In a statement police said
As a safety measure, officers requested that the area schools be put into lockdown status. St. Charles North High School had already been dismissed for the day but all outside activities and sports practices were moved inside. In addition, Wildrose Elementary and Ferson Creek Elementary held the school busses that would drop off in the area of the incident. Officers were stationed at the schools to assist as needed.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.