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    2021 In Retrospect: Fatal Shooting At Trilogy Night Club

    (The first in a series of 2021’s top stories in the Fox Valley.)

    In June, a fatal shooting took place at a new St. Charles night club – Trilogy – located on Lincoln Highway. The incident shocked the community and spurred protests putting pressure on the St. Charles city council to revoke the license of the establishment.

    Eventually, the license was voluntarily withdrawn by the owners and the club shut down. Here’s what out coverage looked like then, including our exclusive acquisition of security footage of the incident from a nearby business.


    June 27:

    Shooting at Trilogy Night Club in St. Charles

    Shots were fired at a new St. Charles night club, Trilogy Lounge, overnight. According to multiple witness reports, a strong police presence was observed after the shots were first heard.

    Trilogy is located in a strip mall at the 2000 block of Lincoln Highway in St. Charles.

    One witness whose husband owns a business in the mall indicated that as many as six shots were heard at around 2am Sunday morning.

    There are no further details available at this time. St. Charles Police have not yet issued a statement regarding the incident.

    We will provide updates as more information becomes available.


    June 27:

    Fatal Shooting at Trilogy Night Club in St. Charles (Updated)

    Update: St. Charles Police have just issued a press release regarding the incident:

    • A total of four shooting victims have been identified.
    • One victim has died of their wounds at Delnor Hospital.
    • Two other victims underwent emergency surgery at Delnor.  One is listed in critical condition; one is listed in stable condition.
    • The fourth victim was treated at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora and was released.

    An employee of a nearby business provided the video below this morning at approximately 8:30am showing police presence at the scene.

    Further updates are expected shortly.


    June 27:

    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Fatal Shooting at Trilogy Night Club in St. Charles (Updated)

    Update at 6:55, Sunday:  The victim in this morning’s fatal shooting at the Trilogy Lounge in St. Charles, Khalief D. McAllister, had been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, Armed Violence, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Street Gang Member. in connection with a shooting in DeKalb on Halloween 2017.  Mr. McAllister had also charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm in relation to an October 8, 2017, shooting, also in DeKalb.


    Update at 6pm, Sunday:  St. Charles Police have identified the deceased victim as Khalief D. McAllister, 23, of Aurora. No suspects have been apprehended as of yet.


    Fox Valley Magazine has obtained exclusive video of Sunday morning’s fatal shooting at Trilogy Lounge in St. Charles.

    The video, taken from a nearby security camera, shows patrons scattering at the apparent sound of shots being fired and others running towards the scene.


    June 28:

    Suspect Apprehended In Trilogy Fatal Shooting

    According to a press release from the Kane County State’s Attorney Office, a 22 year-old Aurora man has been charged in connection with the deadly shooting early Sunday morning at Trilogy Lounge in St. Charles.

    The accused has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to authorities. He is being held at the Kane County jail on $3 million bail.

    According to the press release, the deceased victim, Khalief McAllister, also of Aurora, and another person were approached by the accused in the parking lot adjacent to Trilogy at around 2 a.m. Police say that the accused then fired a 9 mm handgun at them, injuring both as well as two bystanders. McAllister and his companion were rushed to Delnor Hospital in Geneva.  McAllister was pronounced dead there, while is companion underwent emergency surgery.  As of Sunday evening, his condition was listed as critical.

    One of the other victims also went to Delnor and was listed in stable condition as of Sunday evening.

    No update on either victim’s condition has been provided.

    The fourth victim went to Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was treated and subsequently released.

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