DeWayne Armstrong, 47, of 221 Frederick Drive, Chicago Heights, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on Friday, June 15 after he allegedly pointed a .45 caliber handgun at a female motorist with whom he had a traffic incident moments before.
Armstrong, who was upset about the way the woman merged onto Halsted at the Tri-State tollway around 4:15 p.m., drove around her, aimed the pistol at her, and shook the gun several times, police said. The woman then stopped to call police.
Officers located and stopped Armstrong in the 18000 block of Halsted where they said he appeared to be separating and pulling something apart. He and another man, later identified as his nephew, were forced from the vehicle at gunpoint, according to the police report. Police recovered the firearm and a fully loaded magazine with 10 hollow-point bullets in it from the floorboard behind the driver’s seat. Armstrong had a bond hearing in Markham June 16. His nephew was not charged.
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