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McHenry man charged with attempted murder tied to Jan. 15 shooting

McHENRY – Police arrested a McHenry man in connection with a Jan. 15 shooting and domestic disturbance that landed both the man and a woman in the hospital with gunshot wounds, authorities said.

William R. Chrisman, 36, of the 5100 block of West Home Avenue, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery, according to a news release from the McHenry Police Department.

McHenry police were called about 12:47 a.m. Jan. 15 to Chrisman’s home. When officers arrived, they were met by a man and a 32-year-old woman, who both had been shot.

Investigators discovered that two children – an 11-year-old and an 8-year-old – were in the home during the shooting incident, police said.

The investigation revealed that Chrisman fired a handgun causing a minor injury to the woman, a relative, police said. Chrisman’s injury was self-inflicted, police said.

The woman was released from Centegra Hospital – McHenry the morning of the incident. Chrisman spent more than a month at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge before he was released and arrested, police said.

The Northwest Herald could not reach McHenry police for information.

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