Updated 1:45 p.m. Sunday
The gun was found inside a black Dodge pickup truck at the scene of the shooting, which caused a mass exodus from a party in the 700 block of Oakton Road shortly after midnight Saturday, Chief Daniel Meyers told the Tribune.
The officer who responded to the report of shots fired, Sgt. Adam Kuncl, was struck by a vehicle at the scene and seriously injured police, said. His condition has since stablized.
Meyers said Kendall J. Collier, 18, was driving the 1998 white Chevy Malibu that struck Kuncl. The teen, of the 100 block of Linden in Oswego, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. According to Meyers, additional charges against Collier are pending.
According to the Tribune report, Collier was also hurt in the crash, apparently suffering a head injury when his head struck the steering wheel. He was treated and released from Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Meyers told the newspaper.
Meyers has not responded to email or voicemail messages left by Patch.
Updated 10:15 p.m. Saturday
According to a Montgomery Police Department news release, Patrol Sgt. Kuncl was listed in stable condition as of Saturday evening.
"We appreciate the strong outpouring of support for Sgt. Kuncl and his family," the release said.
A Montgomery police officer was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured early Saturday morning while responding to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of Oakton Road, police said.
Patrol Sgt. Adam Kuncl was hit by a vehicle while leaving the area of the gunshots, which were reported around midnight.
In a press release, Chief Daniel Meyers said Kuncl was transported to a hospital to be treated and monitored for his serious injuries. Kuncl's condition wasn't immediately available Saturday morning.
Police said the driver of the vehicle, Kendall J. Collier, 18, was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery Police Department, where he was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence.
Additional charges against Collier are pending, Meyers said. Police didn't say whether Collier was believed to be involved in the alleged shooting.
Previous arrest records list Collier as a resident of the 100 block of Linden Drive in Oswego. He has been arrested three other times since May. On May 26 Collier was charged with possession of marijuana, according to police. On June 7 he was charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor. He was arrested again for underage drinking Aug. 10, police reported.
“We will know further information as the investigation progresses,” Meyer said. “Please keep Sgt. Kuncl and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Kane County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Pat Gengler said sheriff’s police assisted with the investigation at the scene.
Nearly two hours after the incident, Aurora police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of a truck spotted leaving the scene of the shooting.
Aurora Police Department spokesman Dan Ferrelli said officers stopped a black 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup around 1:45 a.m. at Melrose Avenue and Lafayette Street.
The two occupants, a 22-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, were taken into custody without incident and turned over to Montgomery police.
Ferrelli said Montgomery police released the two suspects without charges, but took possession of the truck for investigation. It was unclear whether the truck was believed to be the vehicle that struck the officer.
Montgomery police did not immediately return calls from Patch seeking additional information.