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Crime & Courts

Lombard man faces attempted murder charge for ramming Bolingbrook squad car: police

BOLINGBROOK – A Lombard man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly ramming a police car in a domestic dispute outside his girlfriend's home in Bolingbrook.

Erik M. Granillo, 30, of 52 W. Anne St., has been charged with attempted murder, fleeing and eluding, assault, aggravated battery, driving under the influence and criminal damage to state supported property, according to Bolingbrook police.

The incident allegedly began when police responded to a domestic disturbance around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Lakeside Drive, where Granillo attempted to enter the residence of his 23-year-old girlfriend, police said.

When she refused and called police, Granillo left the area in his silver Ford Focus before fleeing an attempted traffic stop onto Interstate 355, police said.

Granillo then allegedly contacted the victim and told her that he was on his way back to her residence with a gun and he was going to shoot the victim and any police, police said.

A short time later, a Bolingbrook officer at the front door of the residence observed Granillo, driving at a high rate of speed, deliberately crash into the front of the unoccupied squad car, according to police. Police said Granillo believed the squad car was occupied by an officer.

Granillo then exited his vehicle, officers attempted to arrest him and then deployed a Taser when he fought with officers, police said.

Two officers were treated and released for non-life threatening injuries. The squad car suffered extensive damage, according to police.

Granillo was processed and transported to Will County Adult Detention Facility.

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