Trial Date Set for Man Shot By Off-Duty Officer in Unincorporated Wheaton
A 19-year-old Hoffman Estates man faces charges of home invasion and aggravated battery.
An April trial date has been set in the case of a accused of breaking into the unincorporated Wheaton home of an off-duty police officer last year.
Kerin Ramirez is scheduled to stand trial April 3 on home invasion and battery charges, although he is due back in court on March 1 for a hearing on an unspecified motion filed by his attorney. Ramirez is accused of entering the officer's home and refusing to leave, before being shot in the abdomen by the officer, officials said.
According to reports, on Saturday Sept. 24 the off-duty officer awoke to a noise and found an intruder in his home, 1N224 Papworth Street. A fight ensued with the intruder and after the homeowner identified himself as a police officer the intruder, allegedly Ramirez, refused to leave and the homeowner shot him in the stomach.
Initial reports suggest that Ramirez was intoxicated during the altercation. Patch previously spoke with neighbors after the incident who said officers were inquiring about parties the night before the fight.