woman who was shot by police in June after allegedly firing a gun at them posted bond today on attempted murder charges after turning herself in to police Friday morning, authorities said.
Heidi Till, 45, of the 300 block of South Lincoln Street in the western suburb, posted a $5,000 deposit bond -- 10 percent of her $50,000 bail -- this morning after turning herself in to police, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.
Till, who had been hospitalized and then homebound since the shooting, is charged with attempted murder, a class X felony.
On June 1, Till allegedly called 911 and told dispatchers she was threatening to kill herself at her home. Police went there and spotted her on the back porch with a loaded gun, the statement said.
One of the officers briefly engaged her in conversation before she allegedly fired the gun three times – the third time while pointing the gun at the police.
None of the officers was shot but two officers returned fire, hitting her in the head and chest. She was taken to a local hospital but was discharged and has been home for about a month, the statement said.
Till is confined to her home because of her medical condition from the shooting but will appear in court again on Oct. 29, the statement said.
A class X felony, upon conviction, is punishable by up to 6 to 30 years in prison.