Crime & Courts

Cary man fired revolver, endangering 2 people, police say

Christopher L. Johnson, 49, of the 600 block of Rawson Bridge Road, Cary
Christopher L. Johnson, 49, of the 600 block of Rawson Bridge Road, Cary

A Cary man who police said endangered two others by firing a single shot into the air has posted bond and was released from the McHenry County Jail on Monday.

Christopher L. Johnson, 49, did not have a firearm owner’s identification card when he shot a Smith & Wesson revolver Sunday afternoon, according to a criminal complaint.

Johnson, of the 600 block of Rawson Bridge Road, is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a FOID card, possession of a firearm without a FOID card and disorderly conduct, records show.

A conviction of the most serious charge, reckless discharge of a firearm, could result in between one and three years in prison.

The remaining charges are misdemeanor offenses typically punishable by less than a year in jail.

McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Johnson at 8:56 p.m. Sunday after he used the revolver to fire a single shot into the air, according to a criminal complaint.

He’s accused of endangering two other people who were about 60 feet away from Johnson at the time.

How they were connected to Johnson or the situation is unclear.

McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies could not be reached Tuesday to discuss why Johnson fired the gun or how he came in contact with it.

In addition to having a revolver without a FOID card, Johnson also is accused of possessing ammunition and one empty shell case, the complaint stated.

Johnson has not yet hired an attorney.

He is due in court Sept. 24.

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