Chicago Man Arrested After Standoff with Naperville Police

On Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at approximately 7:38 p.m., Naperville Police Officers responded to a 911 call in the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue. The 911 caller reported that a subject there was suicidal and had access to guns. As officers were arriving and securing the area, the male subject exited the apartment and discharged a firearm into the air. Officers were able to assist a female with exiting the apartment and the male subject retreated into the apartment. The Naperville Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team were called and responded to the scene. Over the course of several hours Naperville Police personnel secured the immediate area and were ultimately able to take the subject into custody without further incident. The female victim suffered minor injuries as it related to this incident. There were several firearms also recovered from the apartment.

Ryan Scott Mlady, 35, of the 2300 block of Diversey Avenue, Chicago, was arrested in this incident and charged with one felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm and two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery.

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If anyone has additional information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6665 and ask for the Investigations Division.

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.