Downers Grove Police Chief Kurt Bluder announced today that four people have been charged with Mob Action in connection with an altercation that took place at 4435 Oakwood Avenue on January 31, 2017.
On January 31, 2017, at 7:58 p.m., officers responded to 4435 Oakwood for a report of gun shots. The suspects were no longer at the house when officers arrived. Investigators learned that three individuals traveled to the home to settle a dispute with the resident when a physical altercation began. During this altercation, a second vehicle occupied by friends of the resident, arrived. An individual in this vehicle discharged a firearm multiple times in an attempt to disrupt the altercation.
The DuPage County States Attorney's Office has approved charging three adults and one juvenile for their involvement in this incident. All four of the subjects were occupants of the second vehicle. Brandon Duda, Christopher Brooks, Justin Toelcke, and a juvenile were charged with Mob Action. Duda was also charged with Escape for running from officers while in police custody.
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Brandon Duda was arrested on February 1, 2017, and is being held at the DuPage County Jail on $50,000.00 bond. Christopher Brooks and Justin Toelcke were arrested on February 8, 2017. They posted bond and were released from custody.
Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant's guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government's burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.