Ottawa Man Charged with Shooting Male Subject in the Leg and Two Vehicles


Ottawa man shoots two vehicles and hits a 63-year-old male in the leg in front of the Sheridan Food Mart in Sheridan, Illinois. According to LaSalle County Sheriff, Sheriff Adam Diss, LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Sheridan Food Mart for a 63-year-old male shot in the leg. The suspect was identified as Jeffrey L. Plique, 55, of Ottawa. Witnesses report Plique shot in the direction of other individuals before leaving the scene on a lawnmower. No other people were injured but two vehicles were damaged by the gunshots and a live round was located at the scene. The gunshot victim was transported by ambulance to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich where he was later transferred to St.Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford where he is in stable condition.

Plique was taken into custody at this residence by the LaSalle County and Kendall County Tactical response teams after a lengthy standoff after barricading himself at his residence. Multiple firearms and ammunition‘s were recovered at Plique’s residence. Plique was arrested without injury and was transported to the LaSalle County Jail where he was held without bond. The shelter in place order for the village of Sheridan has been lifted and there is no further threat to the public.

According to Sheriff Adam Diss, Jeffrey L. Plique was formally charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm ( Class X Felony ) and 2 counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm ( Class 1 Felonies ) on October 24, 2022, stemming from the incident that took place in Sheridan on October 22, 2022. Plique is being held at the LaSalle County Jail on $3 million bond with 10% to bond out. Plique indicated he intended to hire private counsel at his bond hearing. The Arraignment Hearing is continued to November 10, 2022, at 9 AM.

The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by the Sheridan Police Department, Kendall County Sheriffs, Grundy County Sheriffs Office, Illinois State Police and State Police Crime Scene, Illinois conservation police and other local police agencies responding through ILEAS.

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