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Police: 'Gun was fired through the apartment door'

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By Shawn Campbell By Shawn Campbell

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A Wood River man faces charges after battering his mother and firing a weapon in the direction officers during a standoff at his mother's home, a Wood River police news release said Wednesday.

Daniel S. Elledge, 20, has been charged with felony Aggravated Discharge of a firearm, as well as misdemeanor charges of Domestic Battery and No Valid FOID card for the incident.

"He thought he heard them [the officers] coming up the stairs," said Wood River Deputy Chief Dan Bunt. "He fired a shot through the door." 

Elledge locked himself in a room upstairs at his mother's residence, where cops communicated with him from the bottom of the steps due to a narrow hallway upstairs. 

Elledge claimed that he could hear cops approaching his room from the stairs and fired a shot through the door of the room he was in.

The bullet hit a neighbor's home, narrowly missing the bedroom window of a 7-year-old boy.

Elledge exited the room a short time later and was taken into custody and taken to an area hospital for treatment. 

He is currently being held at the Madison County Jail with a bond of $200,000.

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