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Crime & Courts

Westmont woman charged with firing handgun at police has court date

Heidi Till, of Westmont, is accused of firing a handgun at police officers.
Heidi Till, of Westmont, is accused of firing a handgun at police officers.

WESTMONT — A court hearing is scheduled next week for a Westmont woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing a handgun at police.

The court date for Heidi S. Till, 45, of 329 S. Lincoln Ave., is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton, according to the Office of the DuPage County Circuit Court Clerk.

Till pleaded not guilty in November to attempted murder — a Class X felony — and several other felony charges for allegedly firing a handgun at police officers on June 1, when police responded to her house after a call of a woman with a handgun threatening to kill herself, according to police.

Till allegedly fired the gun three times, the third shot while pointing the gun in the officers' direction. Both officers then returned fire, striking Till in her head and chest. Till was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

She turned herself into the Westmont Police Department on Sept. 28, when she posted 10 percent of her $50,000 bail. As part of the conditions of her bail, Till has been confined to her home due to a medical condition suffered from being shot by police, according to the state's attorney's office.

If convicted, Till could be sentenced from six to 30 years in prison.

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