On Sunday 01 /15/17 the Will County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a despondant subject in the 13000 block of Kennedy Rd. unicorporporated Wilton Township who had threatened his brother and father. A Will County Forrest Preserve Officer was the first one to repond to the scene. As the Officer arrived, his squad car was shot at and hit at leaset once. The officer was able to retreat and call for assistance. The Will County SWAT team was called and responded to the scene due to the naure of the call. After negotiations with the subject, he eventually surrendered without incident.
The Will County Forrest Preserve suffered damage to a squad car due to being shot at. John Patrick Thomas was arrested and charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. John Patrick Thomas was taken to the Will County Adult Detention Facilty and will be in bond court Monday 01/16/17.