River Forest police arrest Chicago man for firing shots at Dominican University

19-year-old allegedly fired at Parmer Hall

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

River Forest police arrested a 19-year-old Chicago man, whom they believe is connected to shots fired into an academic building at Dominican University last week, as well as in September.

Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation around 1:45 a.m. Sunday in the 7700 block of Division Street, according to a statement. Passenger Joshua Sellars was arrested after officers found a loaded 9mm handgun in the trunk of the car that they determined was his. The gun's serial number was scratched off. Investigators were later able to link the gun to the Feb. 26 report of shots fired into a fourth-floor window of Parmer Hall at Dominican.

On Sept. 4, shots were fired into a window of the same building, said Deputy Police Chief Craig Rutz. Sellars has not yet been charged for that incident.

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office approved three felony charges against Sellars, which included aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and defacing identification marks on firearms. His bond was set at $50,000 Monday. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing, March 8, at the Maybrook courthouse in Maywood.

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