Waukegan Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder, Accused of Road Rage Shooting of Victim’s Vehicle on I-294 Near Wolf Rd Franklin Park

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Leroyience Simmons, charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in a road rage incident in Franklin Park (SOURCE: Illinois State Police)
Leroyience Simmons, charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in a road rage incident in Franklin Park (SOURCE: Illinois State Police/Imagery ©2024 Airbus, Maxar Technologies, Map data ©2024).

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 1 East Violent Crimes Unit arrested 34-year-old Leroyience Simmons of Waukegan, Illinois following a shots fire incident on I-294. Simmons was charged with Attempted Murder (Class X Felony) and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (Class 1 Felony) stemming from a road rage related expressway shooting.

Illinois State Police troopers were notified about 4:27 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2024 of an expressway shooting of a vehicle that occurred on the Interstate 294 northbound lanes near Wolf Road in Franklin Park. An occupant in the suspect vehicle fired a weapon, striking the victim’s vehicle. The victim was uninjured, and the suspect fled the scene. After an extensive ISP investigation, the suspect’s vehicle was identified. Next, the suspect’s vehicle was located with the assistance of the Waukegan Police Department. Subsequently, ISP agents along with Waukegan Police Officers took Simmons into custody.

On Monday, May 6, 2024, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the above charges against Simmons. Simmons is being held pending a detention hearing.

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

— Illinois State Police

ISP reminds the public that when it comes to aggressive driving, don’t lose your temper or your life. Road Rage. Don’t Engage. If you are the victim of road rage or believe a driver is following or harassing you, call 911 and/or go to the nearest police department to report it. For more information about how to avoid road rage or ISP’s “Road Rage. Don’t Engage.” campaign, visit the ISP website at: isp.illinois.gov/TrafficSafety/RoadRage.



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