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Ford Heights man faces attempted murder charge after shooting victim in face, police say
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Ford Heights man faces attempted murder charge after shooting victim in face, police say

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FORD HEIGHTS — After shooting someone in the face, a Ford Heights man went back to his home which was on the same block as the crime scene, police said.  

Jason Peden, 35, was charged with attempted murder on Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.

At 3:10 a.m. Sunday Cook County sheriff's officers were called to the 1400 block of Diplomat Lane in Ford Heights. Upon arrival, police found a 49-year-old Ford Heights man bleeding from his mouth. 

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The wounded man told police Peden shot him in the face. The victim remains hospitalized at the University of Chicago Medical Center.  

After the shooting, Peden fled and went back to his home, which was on the same block as the crime scene. Peden refused to comply with police orders and he was subdued with a Taser and then taken into custody, police said. 

Peden complained of pain in his arm from an old gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital, where he remains. 

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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194, anna.ortiz@nwi.com

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