Kathryn Kriepki, a 67-year-old woman from Elk Grove Village, Illinois has been charged with illegally providing guns to her nephew, Scott Peters, who is currently facing charges for shooting two McHenry County Sheriff deputies last October.
Kriepki is now being held on $100,000 bail, on the charge of “delivering firearms to someone who does not possess a Firearm Owner’s Identification card”, according to CBS Chicago. Prosecutors said the rifle used to shoot the deputies has also been linked to a 1995 crime in Wilmette. Prosecutors said she gave three weapons to her 52-year-old nephew, Scott Peters last August: an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, and a .38-caliber handgun.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Peters, a retired Green Beret with the U.S. Army Special Forces, allegedly went to the door when police arrived and fired a rifle through it. He then opened the door and continued firing, hitting a female deputy in the leg and striking a male deputy in the leg and abdomen. He then went outside, and fired more shots at police.
He critically injured a male and a female officer. A third deputy fired at Peters, who fled the scene. He was later found walking alongside the road and was arrested.