Man, 88, charged with shooting woman before standoff with SWAT team in Rosemoor

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man has been charged in a Tuesday afternoon shooting that led to a five-hour standoff with a SWAT team in the Far South Side Rosemoor neighborhood.

Gene Sanderlin, 88, shot a 22-year-old woman in the legs about 3:15 p.m. after an argument inside a home in the 10400 block of South King, according to Chicago Police. The woman was able to get to a neighbor’s home, at which point authorities were called.

She was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

Responding officers saw Sanderlin in the window of the home, but he refused to come out, according to police. A SWAT team was called to the scene for the barricade situation.

Sanderlin, who lives in the same block, eventually came out of the home and was arrested about 8:50 p.m., police said. He was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Judge John F. Lyke Jr. set Sanderlin’s bail at $30,000 during a hearing Thursday, according to Cook County court records. He was due back in court March 27.

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