Monday, June 28, 2021
Bloomingdale Man Charged with Shooting at Police Officers Sentenced to 25 Years
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.
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.”
will be required to serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole.