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Man Accused of Shooting 2 Teens During Road Rage Dispute in Illinois Captured in Tennessee 1 Year Later, Cops Say

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Source: Cook County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Jun. 26 2023, Updated 12:32 p.m. ET

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A suspect was taken into custody in Tennessee nearly a year after he allegedly shot two teenagers during a road rage incident in suburban Chicago, Illinois, according to authorities.

Shortly before midnight on May 22, 2022, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said police in anunincorporated area of Maine Township responded to the report of a shooting at a gas station, the Daily Herald reported.

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At the scene, officers found an 18-year-old woman who was shot in the leg as well as a 19-year-old man who also had suffered a gunshot wound.

An investigation determined the teenagers got into a traffic-related dispute in the gas station parking lot with the man, who then, according to police, shot them.

The suspect was later identified as Juan M. Contreras, 37, and authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

About a year later,on May 9, 2023, a judge approved a federal arrest warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Contreras was then apprehended in Lewisburg, Tennessee, on June 8 and extradited to Cook County, Illinois, on June 23.

He faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

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The suspect’s bail was set at $500,000 on June 24, according to the Daily Herald.


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