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Police Reports

Man charged in gun-pointing incident in Geneva

Courthouse clash may have led to weapon charge

Robert Malik was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Robert Malik was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

GENEVA – A Schaumburg man was charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon after he pointed a handgun at another driver and passenger following a courthouse conflict, according to Geneva police reports and court records.

Robert Malik, 28, of the 500 block of Stone Gate Circle, Schaumburg, was also charged Jan. 11 with misdemeanor aggravated assault with the use of a deadly weapon, court records show.

Malik and a woman who was his passenger had been at the Kane County Court in Geneva. During court, the victims “began verbally abusing her, calling her names and blowing kisses at her,” according to police reports.

Court security escorted the victims out of the courthouse, and she and Malik left shortly after that, reports stated.

The victims reported that Malik pointed a handgun at them while they were driving through Geneva at East State Street and North Bennett Street shortly before 10 a.m., reports stated.

Malik was driving a red Infiniti north on North Bennett Street when he pointed a dull silver-colored revolver at them, reports stated.

Geneva and St. Charles police began looking for Malik, who was eventually stopped by St. Charles police stopped near North Fifth Avenue and Country Club Road in St. Charles, then transferred him to Geneva police,reports stated.

St. Charles police found a handgun in the map pocket of the front driver’s door, loaded and secured in a holster, the report stated.

According to the charging documents, the gun was identified as a gray Smith and Wesson Airweight .38 Special.

Malik was first held on $250,000 bond, but when it was reduced to $25,000, he posted $2,500 or 10 percent as bail, court records show.

Malik was also ordered not to have any contact with the victims and turn over all his firearms to the Geneva police, court records show.

Malik is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 27.

Unlawful use of a weapon is a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 if convicted.

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