LaSalle County man facing firearm charges after alleged fight

Steven A. Shelly – Photo LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office

KERNAN – A LaSalle County man is facing firearm charges after an alleged fight Saturday in rural Kernan. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office say that 26-year-old Steven A. Shelly reportedly discharged a firearm at two men who drove to his residence Saturday evening. Shelly allegedly came out of his residence armed with a shotgun and confronted the individuals. Authorities say a fight then ensued in which Shelly lost control of the shotgun and then produced a handgun and allegedly began firing at the two men. No injuries were reported and the two men left the area in their vehicle. Shelly is charged with two counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and one count of Possession of a Firearm while having a revoked FOID. He is being held at the LaSalle County Jail on $250,000 bond.