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Two suspects charged with attempted murder for Halloween night shooting

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The DeKalb Police Department announced on Friday that two suspects have been charged in connection with several gang-related shootings that took place late last year.

Warrants were issued on Friday for Khalief McAllister, 20, of DeKalb, and known street gang member Anthony Rogers, 19, of Aurora, for their alleged involvement in an October 31st shooting incident. 

On Halloween 2017, in the 800 block of N. Annie Glidden Road. First responders arrived on scene to find a vehicle crashed through a fence and into a utility pole, occupied by a 28-year-old female victim who had been shot in the leg. The shooters also shot into an unoccupied car and toward nearby apartments.

Through witness testimony and video surveillance, suspects were identified and arrested on April 6th. McAllister and Rogers were already in custody for their connection with a shooting in the 900 block of Greenbrier Road that happened on October 20th, in which approximately 20 shots were fired.  No one was injured in the incident.

McAllister was also allegedly involved in an incident on October 8th, in the 800 block of Greenbrier Road. McAllister and another suspect, Michael Distasio, followed their victims from Greenbrier to Russell Road, and when the victims asked why the two were following them, Distasio pulled out a handgun and started shooting at them.

McAllister fled to Georgia and was extradited back to DeKalb. Eleven suspects in total were arrested in November for the late 2017 shootings in the Annie Glidden neighborhood. 

McAllister is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, Armed Violence, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Mob Action.

Rogers is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, Armed Violence, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Mob Action, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Street Gang Member.

Bond has been set at $50,000.

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