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Charges Pending For City Dispatcher In Alleged Road Rage Shooting, Cops Say

By Joe Ward | July 20, 2017 11:28am
 The 46-year-old shooter, a police dispatcher, allegedly shot a woman in the chest after a dispute.
The 46-year-old shooter, a police dispatcher, allegedly shot a woman in the chest after a dispute.
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McKINLEY PARK — A city police dispatcher has been arrested in the shooting of an 18-year-old woman following a road rage incident in McKinley Park Wednesday, officials say.

The women were driving when they got into an argument that turned physical, police said. The 46-year-old dispatcher fired a shot that struck the younger woman around 1:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 3500 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.

The teen was struck in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, according to police. The city worker was also taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition with a head injury, police said.

Police on Thursday said that the woman has been placed in custody, and that charges are pending. Her name has not been released because she has not been officially charged.

The shooter has been identified as a dispatcher for the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications, a spokeswoman for the agency confirmed.