Charges have been filed against a man who leaned out of a moving car on the Eisenhower Expressway and shot the brother of someone he was feuding with, authorities say.
The shooting briefly shut down the eastbound expressway between Maywood and Forest Park on Tuesday, but both the shooter and victim left the scene and police were initially unable to confirm that anything had happened.
After police tracked down the victim at Loyola University Hospitals, they arrested Shawan T. Jolly, 35, of Hillside and charged him with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.
The shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. as the victim was driving his friend’s red 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis east on the Eisenhower, heading to Lyons, according to Andy Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
The 34-year-old man was in the right lane and Jolly in the center, said Monique Bond, spokeswoman for the Illinois State Police.
The victim was stopped in traffic just east of 1st Avenue when he and the friend heard a loud noise on the left side of the car and saw a man hanging half out of a gray two-door car, pointing a gun at the Mercury, Conklin said.
A gunshot shattered the driver’s side window and the driver was hit in the left shoulder, left arm, left index finger and twice in the left thigh, Conklin said.
The car with the gunman sped off and the victim drove to Loyola, where he and the passenger were treated and released, according to prosecutors and police. Both were interviewed by police at the hospital, and the victim said he recognized the shooter as someone his brother has had conflicts with, Conklin said.
The victim and his brother had seen Jolly about half an hour before the shooting, the victim told police.
Police got a court order to check Jolly's cell phone records, which showed the phone was on the Eisenhower near Cicero Avenue about 10 minutes after the shooting, prosecutors said.
Using Jolly’s cell phone, police were able to find him at a hotel at 3150 Finley Road in Downers Grove, prosecutors said. Jolly was arrested without incident, and he was identified by the victim in a lineup, according to police and prosecutors.
Jolly was ordered held on $750,000 bail during a hearing before Maybrook Branch Court Judge Paula Daleo today. He has several prior arrests and convictions, including a conviction in a 2004 felony drug case and a conviction in a 2008 aggravated unlawful use of a weapon case. He is due back in Maybrook Court on Dec. 16.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun