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Shooting on Bishop Ford ends in crash between suspect, victim, police say

Shooting on Bishop Ford ends in crash between suspect, victim, police say

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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.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

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,

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