AK-47 Found in Alleged NIU Shooter's Room, Prosecutors Say

Arsenal of weapons, "fairly large" quantity of ammo found in frat house, they say

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010  |  Updated 5:21 PM CDT
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The Northern Illinois Student accused of shooting another man in the leg outside a residence hall on Friday morning had an arsenal of weapons, including an AK-47, a revolver, a shotgun and a "fairly large" quantity of ammunition in his room at an off-campus fraternity house, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the new allegations were made during a bond hearing for 22-year-old Zachary Isaacman, the man accused of shooting Brian Mulder in the leg.

The judge denied Isaacman's request to reduce his $500,000 bond or release him outright. 

Isaacman was present via video link and said he had no criminal record, the newspaper reported.  He said he was unemployed, lived in a room at the fraternity house and that his family home had been foreclosed.

He continues to be held in the DeKalb County Jail on a $500,000 bond, charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon.

Mulder said he was shot after trying to prevent Isaacman from entering the residence hall.
 

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