CHICAGO — A shooting on the Bishop Ford Freeway ended with a crash a short time later involving the suspect’s and victim’s vehicles, police said.
On Monday, Christopher L. Smothers, 32, of Chicago, was charged with attempted murder, according to Illinois State Police.
At 3:17 p.m. Sunday police responded to a 911 call in which a suspect had shot at someone’s vehicle multiple times while driving south on Interstate 94 at 130th Street.
The victim gave police a description of the suspect’s vehicle, which was relayed to local authorities.
At 3:47 p.m. the Chicago Police Department informed Illinois troopers of a crash in Chicago that involved the vehicles of both the victim and the suspect from the expressway shooting earlier that day.
Police took Smothers into custody and a weapon was recovered from his vehicle, police said. Smothers’ bond was set at $100,000 and the investigation is ongoing.