A SWAT team assisted officers in taking a Chicago man into custody after he was wanted for firing shots at another car on Route 41 in Highland Park, officials said.
The shooting happened around 2:10 p.m. on August 15 in the area of Route 41 and Central Avenue in Highland Park.
Highland Park Deputy Chief of Police William Bonaguidi said it was reported that shots were fired during a driving dispute.
A preliminary investigation showed that the victim was traveling in his vehicle southbound on Skokie Valley Road near the 1900 block.
A suspect, now identified as Tyrone J. Watson, 27, of Chicago, produced a black handgun and fired two rounds in the victim’s direction, Bonaguidi said.
One round struck the victim’s vehicle. No one was injured.
The vehicle fled the scene and was last seen exiting Skokie Valley Road to eastbound Central Avenue.
Police thoroughly searched the area and were unable to locate the vehicle.
The vehicle was a silver or white four-door sedan with dark tinted windows and damage to the rear driver’s side door.
Bonaguidi said a thorough investigation lead to the identification of Watson.
Watson was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony.
An arrest warrant was issued for him on August 24.
The Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Emergency Services Team (NIPAS EST), Highland Park Police Department and Zion Police Department arrested Watson Wednesday evening.
He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Lake County Jail where he is being held on a $350,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 15.