Saturday, June 26, 2021
Bond Set at $1 Million for Plainfield Man Charged in Naperville Shooting
County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Robert
Marshall announced today that bond has been set for a Plainfield man accused of
shooting his girlfriend’s brother in the abdomen. Andrew Durham, 23 (d.o.b.
10/10/1997) of the 5400 block of Dale Drive, appeared in Bond Court this
morning where Judge Kavita Athanikar set bond at $1 million with 10% to apply. Durham
has been charged with one count of Aggravated Battery With a Firearm (Class X
Felony) and one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (Class 1 Felony.)
June 25, 2021, at approximately 1:49 p.m., the Naperville Dispatch Center
received a 9-1-1 call from a female subject who stated her brother was shot and
needed an ambulance at Sheridan Court. Upon their arrival, officers found the
victim lying on his back in the front doorway of the residence with an apparent
gunshot wound to his left abdomen. The victim was immediately transported to a
local hospital for medical attention. It is alleged that prior to the shooting,
Durham and his victim were arguing outside the residence. It is alleged that at
some point the argument turned violent and Durham pulled a gun on his victim and
shot him. It is further alleged that after the shooting, Durham fled the scene.
Durham was taken into custody a short time later following a brief high-speed
chase. Late last night, officers executed a search warrant on the vehicle
allegedly driven by Durham and recovered a 9 mm pistol.
is alleged that following an argument, Mr. Durham pulled out a gun, shot the
man he was arguing with and fled the scene,” Berlin said. “Armed violence, as
alleged in this case, has no place in our society and will be met with the full
force and effect of the law. Thankfully, the victim is expected to survive his
injuries. I commend the Naperville Police Department for their quick response
and apprehension of the defendant in this case and I thank the Plainfield
Police Department for their assistance. I would like to thank Assistant State’s
Attorney Heather Misura for her efforts in preparing a strong case against Mr.
“We are very fortunate that
this domestic related conflict did not lead to a senseless tragedy” Marshall
said. “I am proud of the expedient response that we had to this incident that
led to the alleged offender being taken into custody, without incident, within
thirty minutes. I would like to thank the Plainfield Police Department for
their assistance in apprehending the alleged offender and the DuPage County
State’s Attorney’s Office for their collaboration to bring charges in this
Durham’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 26,
2021, for arraignment in front of Judge Jeffrey MacKay.
of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is 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.