5 year old found with gun in backpack

5 year old found with gun in backpack
The Cicero Police Department announce the arrest of Marissa Embrey, 35 year old, from Cicero Illinois, for Endangering the Life of a Child and Carrying a Concealed Weapon in a Prohibited Area which occurred on August 25, 2023.  Embrey, who is a Concealed Carry License (CCL) holder and has a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, placed a handgun in her 5 year old son’s backpack to transport it to her vehicle. Embrey then drove her son to Columbus West School in Cicero, placed the backpack on him and forgot to remove the handgun.  The handgun was subsequently located by school officials in her son’s backpack on school grounds.
As a result of our investigation, Embrey was charged with two (2) misdemeanor violations, in addition to submitting a Clear and Present Danger report to the Illinois State Police regarding her CCL and FOID card.  Embrey posted a $100.00 cash bond and was released.  Embrey was also provided a notice to appear at the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County, 4th District, 1500 Maybrook Dr, Room 101, Maywood, ILon September 13, 2023 at 9:00am.

All other inquiries reference this investigation should be referred to the Cook County State’s Attorney Office.

Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
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