HAMMOND — Witness statements and the city's Blue Net license plate reader system helped police track down a person of interest about an hour after a shooting Tuesday at a gas station, an official said.
The 28-year-old Griffith man was arrested about 5 p.m. Tuesday in South Holland, Lt. Steven Kellogg said.
He's a person of interest in a shooting about 3:50 p.m. at the Citgo gas station at 169th Street and Indianapolis Boulevard, police said.
A 28-year-old Griffith woman was inside a vehicle with a child when she was shot, police said. The child was not wounded.
The woman was taken to a local hospital. Updated information about the woman's condition was not available Wednesday morning.
Investigators think the shooting was related to a domestic dispute, police said.
The case remained under investigation Wednesday, Kellogg said.
If the Lake County prosecutor's office charges the man, he would face extradition proceedings in Illinois before facing a Lake Criminal Court judge.
Hammond officials have spent more than $1 million to install and maintain the city's Blue Net license plate reader system, which police often use to identify and locate suspects in a wide range of alleged crimes.
The system includes cameras at all of the city's entry and exit points and mobile readers.