Montgomery police officer seriously injured
By Matt Hanley firstname.lastname@example.org September 29, 2012 2:20PM
Montgomery Police Sgt. Adam Kuncl, who was injured Saturday morning, pictured at a police fundraiser in November 2011. | Courtesy of Montgomery Police Department.
Updated: November 1, 2012 6:47AM
A veteran Montgomery police officer was seriously injured early Saturday morning when he was hit by a man now facing driving under the influence charges.
According to Montgomery Police Chief Dan Meyers, Sgt. Adam Kuncl was injured early Saturday morning. No further information was available about his condition as of Saturday evening.
Kuncl has been with the Montgomery Police since 2000. He was promoted to sergeant in 2007.
“Please keep Sgt. Kuncl and his family in your thoughts and prayers,” Meyers said in a press release sent Saturday morning.
According to Meyers, officers were called to the 700 block of Oakton Road, Montgomery, for a report of shots fired at a home less than a mile from the police department.
While responding to the call, Kuncl was hit by a car driven by Kendall Collier, 18, of the 100 block of Linden Drive, Oswego. Police did not say how the officer was hit.
Collier was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence and other charges are pending, Meyers said.
It is not known if there were any arrests in the shooting or whether police were looking for any other suspects. Montgomery police did not return calls for comment.
According to Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli, about two hours after the shooting, Aurora officers stopped a black 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup truck that matched the description of the vehicle involved in the shooting.
Ferrelli said there were two people in the truck: a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman. The man and woman were both released without charges and the truck was turned over to Montgomery police, Ferrelli said.
Kendall Collier’s father, Kenneth Collier, said he and his wife were out of town when the incident took place. As of Saturday afternoon, they had not yet seen their son.
“We’re finding out what happened as we go along,” Kenneth Collier said.
Kenneth Collier said friends who were at the party have told them that someone started shooting and Kendall Collier was one of several people fleeing the party. Kendall Collier hit the squad car while he was trying to get away from the shots, according to Kenneth Collier. Kendall Collier received stitches in his head after the crash, his father said.
Kenneth Collier said his son is a good kid who graduated early from Oswego High School.
“He’s gotten himself in a whole heap of trouble this time,” Kenneth Collier said.
The family did not have a lawyer as of Saturday afternoon.