Last of trio charged after gun fired from car gets same sentence

Last of trio charged after gun fired from car gets same sentence

URBANA — A third man involved in an incident where a gun was shot out of the window of a moving vehicle last Thanksgiving near Rantoul has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Tristan Zoller, 20, of Loda pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Heidi Ladd to possession of a firearm without a firearm owner's identification card.

Co-defendants Wyatt Morris, 21, of Rankin and Austin Flessner, 20, of Loda pleaded guilty earlier to the same crime for the same sentence.

Assistant State's Attorney Tim Sullivan said that the three were in a sport utility vehicle on Nov. 23 when one of the men fired a Remington shotgun out the window into the air. Flessner was driving, Moore was in the front seat and Zoller was in the back, Sullivan said.

The shooting occurred about a mile north of Rantoul near county roads 1700 E and 3200 N, Sullivan said.

Other charges of reckless discharge of a gun and aggravated unlawful use of weapons were dismissed in return for Zoller's plea.

The gun was ordered forfeited to police.

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