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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Monday, June 28, 2021

Bloomingdale Man Charged with Shooting at Police Officers Sentenced to 25 Years

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that last Friday afternoon a Bloomingdale man accused of shooting at two Bloomingdale police officers outside his home in 2018 was sentenced to twenty-five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Raymond Vieyra, 45 (d.o.b. 2/11/1976) of the 300 block of Plymouth Lane, entered a blind plea of guilty to three counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm at Peace Officer, a Class X Felony, in front of Judge John Kinsella who handed down the sentence. Vieyra was sentenced to twenty-five years on each of the counts, which will run concurrently. He has been held in custody at the DuPage County Jail on a bond of $3 million with 10% to apply since his arrest on October 21, 2018 and will receive credit for that time.    

At approximately 4:36 a.m., October 21, 2018, officers with the Bloomingdale Police Department were dispatched to Vieyra’s residence on Plymouth Lane for a report of domestic disturbance. The caller lived at the residence with Vieyra. Upon officers’ arrival, Vieyra exited the garage and began shooting at the officers. One of the officers returned fire. After shooting at the officers, Vieyra retreated back into the residence. A short time later, Vieyra exited the home with his hands up at which time he was arrested and taken into custody.            

“This case serves as a reminder of the risks that law enforcement officers encounter each and every day,” Berlin said. “Thankfully, neither of the responding officers were injured during the incident. This case also sends the message that violent behavior directed at police officers such as this will not be tolerated in DuPage County, a fact of which Mr. Vieyra is now well aware. I thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Joe Lindt and Kate Klosowski for their work in ensuring that Mr. Vieyra is held responsible for his actions.”          

Vieyra will be required to serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole.