Middle School Officials Not Pleased About Nearby Police Sting, Shootout

CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — A police drug sting in the northwestern suburbs has riled up some parents of children who attend a school located near where the sting took place.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the drug sting was Tuesday in the early afternoon in a the parking lot of a McDonald’s at 1660 S. Kennedy Dr. in Carpentersville.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Police say they bought nearly two pounds of cocaine from a couple of suspects, and when they went to make the arrests, one suspect surrendered. But the other suspect, who was still in a car, backed up to try to get away and rammed a police squad car twice.

Police started shooting at the fleeing suspect and blew out his car windows. The driver was also struck by the gunfire.

Bullets flew near Lakewood Middle School, and a school district spokeswoman tells the Daily Herald a small metal fragment – possibly from a bullet – was found near a classroom window. The fragment tore the screen, the newspaper reported.

The suspect’s windows were shot out, but he went on to lead police on a chase all the way to Itasca.

Illinois State Police are investigating the shootout in Carpentersville.

One of the suspects, Sentoro Dunn, 40, of Rockford, is being held on $1 million bond. The second suspect remains at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge after being shot, and will be charged after he is released, police tell the Daily Herald.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Heather Good

    I live across the street from McDonalds in Carpentersville, and it is an elementary school that got hit with the bullet. The school district CUSD300 was suppose to have their automatic call system calling parents of the students, but alot of students parents are saying that they never received a phonecall

    • Tee Thompson

      Everyone makes mistakes. Look at your miserable grammar and spelling skills.

  • Afro

    One fragment which I doubt is even from a lead slug, waa fkn waa look at all the cocain slugs they took from the thugs nearly 2 pounds. Perhaps some of this teachers investments were in that coaine great job by the police department here. kudos! I hope the one who got shot dies. and i hope the other one someday soon OD’s on his own sh!t.

  • Mr. Nice

    The police were recless at the least. In Rockford the police shot an unarmed boy in a church with kids around. Since the charge is greater for dealing near a school or church the police will pop guns off all around todays future Since those cops walked these will too. Who cares about the kids not Police. Todays vocab word is D U C K

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