Shots Fired Into Bolingbrook Home Leads To Arrest

A 40-year-old female and 32-year-old male were in the home at the time of the incident, police said. They were uninjured.

A man has been charged for allegedly firing a gun into a home on Father’s Day.

Michael Clanton, 19, 330 Homewood Drive, was arrested at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday and charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and no FOID card, police said.

Prior to his arrest, officers responded to Derbyshire Court for the report of shots fired. They were told a black Chevy Tahoe or Suburban was seen leaving the area.

Upon arrival, police saw a bullet hole in the siding of a home and found a spent round lying on the floor in the bedroom. There was also one round located stuck in the siding of the garage, police said.

A 40-year-old female and 32-year-old male were in the home at the time of the incident, police said. They were uninjured.

A short time later, a patrol officer saw a vehicle matching the description driving down Falconridge Way. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, which subsequently led to the recovery of a .25 caliber handgun and two magazines, police said.

Clanton was taken into custody, processed and subsequently transported to Will County Adult Detention Facility.

Police said the case still remains under investigation.

Dont Break The Law June 18, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Great job to the PD! Way to speak up and catch this trash ball. The more people get away with these things the more it will happen. Hopefully he gets his butt beat in lock up.
Racheal June 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Did he graduate or attend BHS?
John Moreli June 19, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Another scum bag!
John Moreli June 19, 2012 at 01:54 AM
If his intent was to shoot someone, he should be charged with attempted murder!!!
Proud BHS Staff Member June 20, 2012 at 04:15 AM
The fact that you do not have any response means that your comment was unrelated and irrelevant.
Johanna June 20, 2012 at 04:50 AM
especially because we had kids and it wasn't the first time he did this
Lucy June 20, 2012 at 04:02 PM
19 years old and this is how he spends his time??? All I can say is that I am so glad that my husband and myself have raised great children, we have been there for them constantly and would never put up with this. I want to raise my children to be good, decent adults not like this guy. Very disappointing. I don't care what school you go to, where you live etc. It's how you are raised as to how you turn out. Some good kids get involved in things regardless but most don't.
Constance June 20, 2012 at 04:23 PM
@Proud BHS Staff Member Are you proud of the fact that for the last 10 years your school has scored below the States average on standardized testing? http://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=56099365U260007 Kudos to you and your associates.
Proud BHS Staff Member June 20, 2012 at 08:09 PM
@Constance: I am proud that each year I have hundreds of students who are hard working young adults who will make a positive difference in this world. Please give me the website where I can read about the "productivity" of your career so I can make ill-informed judgements of the data becasue I am not an expert in the field, and then give you and your associates "kudos." I pity people like you who only focus on the negatives, because I KNOW that you did not take any time to comment on the graduation articles.
Active BHS Mom June 20, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Proud BHS Staff Member - According to the Illinois Report Card; you and your fellow teachers appear to be failing to prepare the majority of BHS students for college. How do you explain the surrounding communities abilities to achieve success for several years, and BHS failure at it for the last 10 years? You can't blame it on the cost to educate a child, our district is spending as much or more then districts that score well above the States average. Other successful school districts demographics are similar. Parent involvement does not seem to be an issue from my active perspective. One thing I would point out and I am not happy with is the fact that we have only one High School for Bolingbrook. I feel the student enrollment is too large for just one school, and that we would get better results if we had two smaller schools.
Chris June 22, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Chris, What you fail to realize is Michael is the victim. Less then two years ago Michael was brutally assaulted with a deadly weapon by one of your supposed children and received no repercussions yet he sustained deadly injuries. Anything Michael did was in defensive and fear of your son. It is impossible to be just in an injust world.
Stephanie Rivero June 25, 2012 at 09:09 AM
All of the teachers and staff I met at BHS were awesome but I would have to disagree that the students from the high school were prepared to be "hard working young adults who will make a positive difference in this world". Of all the people (classmates) I met while attending the school, I now maintain communication with about two of them. Everyone else was either immature, not intelligent nor interesting, no real ambitions or realistic goals in life, not doing a damn good thing in life besides attending college but seriously in this generation college is almost as essential as a high school diploma was a few decades ago. I feel like I was stiffed by being forced to transfer to BHS because attending high school in Chicago while living in Will County was not possible for me. I don't know why everyone blames BHS faculty for the poor decisions these teenagers make..whoever told these suburban kids that they could step out of Brunswick, AMF Bowling Lanes, maybe the Promenade and the other scarce attractions offered in this lame town, just to cause trouble was wrong! Everyone needs to pick up and move, something's wrong with the town because everyday it gets worse and worse.


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