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Man Who Allegedly Shot at Oswego Police Facing New Charge

Feb 01, 2016 06:55AM ● By Steven Jack

Taylor Cano

The man who last summer allegedly shot at Oswego Police and in turn was shot himself is facing additional charges. 

According to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report, Taylor Cano, 25, was caught at about 7:40 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Kendall County Jail with a weapon fashioned out of a sharpened toothbrush. The weapon was seized, and Cano was charged with possession of a weapon while in custody of the department of corrections. 

Cano is being held on $1 million bond  on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

On Aug. 29 Cano called police shortly after midnight saying he was going to shoot everyone at a party taking place down the street from where he was staying in the 100 block of Ashlawn Avenue in Oswego. 

During the course of the investigation it was discovered Cano believed a motorcycle gang had surrounded his home, and he felt as if he were going to die that evening, police said. He allegedly told police he planned on "drawing headlines" to his murder by shooting people at the nearby party. 

When they arrived officers found Cano walking toward the party. When stopped by police, he turned toward them and fired one shot, police said.  Officers then returned fire, hitting him in the torso. 

Police said they believe Cano would have shot several people at the party if he had not been stopped.