Police: Former Worker Fires Shot At Elgin Auto Shop

Updated 10/17/11 – 4:56 p.m.

ELGIN, Ill. (CBS) — A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly firing a shot inside the auto repair shop where he used to work in northwest suburban Elgin.

Kyle Horn, of unincorporated Elgin, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly fired a gun inside Elgin Driveline, in the 200 block of North State Street in Elgin on Monday, police said.

A source said that Horn had gone into the shop to get his tools back when the shop owner came at him with a bat. Horn allegedly took out a gun and fired a shot into the ground.

Horn was arrested and charges were filed late Monday afternoon. He was due for a bond hearing at the Kane County Courthouse on Tuesday.

No one was injured during the shooting.

  • Mohammed Bin

    He took his shot at getting his tools back

  • Bill S.

    Boss is wrong fro coming at the guy with bat. Shooter is the victim here.

  • AK

    I agree with Bill, Sounds like self-defense to me.

  • annonymous

    Knowing the owner of this business and how much coke he does daily, this guy was only trying to protect himself

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