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New charges filed against suspect in 2011 shooting

Updated: March 11, 2013 6:46AM



ST. CHARLES — Already accused of shooting a man near McCarty Park in September 2011, Armando Gallardo now faces new charges related to a second shooting.

On Friday, a Kane County grand jury indicted Gallardo — a convicted felon currently in prison — on two counts of attempted murder and several weapons offenses stemming from a Sept. 6, 2011, drive-by shooting. Authorities said a 21-year-old man was wounded by Gallardo while walking in the 200 block of Third Avenue.

A $500,000 arrest warrant was also issued for Gallardo on Friday, prosecutors said.

The new allegations come less than two weeks before 22-year-old Gallardo, last of Montgomery, is scheduled to stand trial on attempted murder and multiple weapons charges tied to a separate shooting that occurred on Sept. 12, 2011. In that case, Gallardo has pleaded not guilty to using a semiautomatic handgun to shoot a man.

Gallardo was on probation at the time of both shootings.

Gallardo is scheduled to be paroled next month after serving about five months of a three-year prison sentence. He pleaded guilty in October to delivery of a controlled substance in a deal with prosecutors.

Gallardo, who was targeted as part of a larger federal drug probe, received credit for 402 days in the Kane County jail, which counted toward his prison stay, according to court and Illinois Department of Corrections records.



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