Man charged in Dan Ryan Expressway road rage shooting: state police
CHICAGO - A Chicago man was charged in connection to a road rage shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway last year.
The Illinois State Police arrested Danta Johnson, 26, after a shooting on southbound I-94 near 55th Street on April 21, 2023.
ISP responded to the report and spoke with the victims who said someone in a white SUV shot at their vehicle. No one was injured in the shooting, according to police.
Investigators used Automated License Plate Readers to identify the offender's vehicle as a 2013 Ford Edge.
On April 23, 2022, troopers located the Ford believed to be involved in the expressway shooting and attempted to stop it on southbound I-94.
A Chicago police helicopter assisted in chasing the vehicle.
Johnson fled the Ford and dropped a loaded firearm as he ran off, according to ISP. He was arrested after a brief foot chase.
Johnson was on probation for a previous aggravated unlawful use of weapon case. He was arrested for the probation violation, as well as an additional aggravated unlawful use of weapon charge.
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On Thursday the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved another charge for aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Johnson is being held at the Pinkneyville Correctional Center for his probation violation.