An Antioch man said a Wisconsin man fired a shot at his vehicle after the suspect apparently became angered by the victim and others passing his car on Interstate 94 in Cook County.
Illinois State Police Troop 3 responded to a 911 call around 12 p.m. on February 5 regarding a road rage incident.
The victim reported that he was driving northbound on Interstate 94 near Old Orchard Road, state police said.
The victim’s vehicle was shot at by the driver of another car during the road rage incident, state police said.
The victim, a 25-year-old man from Antioch, was not injured in the incident.
State troopers sent out a radio broadcast to police departments in the area alerting them to the crime.
The alert included a description of the wanted suspect vehicle, described as a silver Chevrolet Cruze with Wisconsin registration.
The Skokie Police Department located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 94 at Old Orchard Road.
Dylan Creekpaum, 27, of Racine, Wisconsin, was the driver of the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident, state police said.
The 25-year-old victim told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that he was traveling in the left lane.
The man said he and several other drivers passed Creekpaum, who was allegedly driving 45 mph in the left lane.
The victim, who did not want to be publicly named, looked at Creekpaum as he was passing him because of “how slow he was driving.”
Creekpaum switched over to the middle lane and pulled out a gun, the victim said.
The victim “hit the gas” and then heard a shot fired. He pulled over and located a bullet hole in the passenger side of his car.
The bullet traveled through the front passenger seat and went through the bottom of the steering wheel.
The victim said the bullet came “very close” to hitting him.
State police said a firearm was located on Creekpaum’s person at the time of his arrest.
Creekpaum was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony, and possession of cannabis, a Class 3 felony.
A search of the Chevrolet also revealed over 500 grams of cannabis.
Creekpaum was processed at the Cook County District 2 jail in Skokie.
A judge set his bond at $300,000, meaning he would need to post $30,000 cash to be released.
Jail records show he remains held in custody as of Monday.