Police in south suburban Dolton are interviewing an 18-year-old man they believe is responsible for the shooting death of a mother of four last month.
According to authorities, the man was taken into custody Wednesday, and is currently being interviewed at police headquarters. Authorities say he will likely face murder charges in connection with the shooting death of 40-year-odl Marshia Bowman.
Bowman was driving her four children home from daycare late last month when she was struck in the head by a bullet. Bowman died two days later.
Police do not believe that Bowman was the intended target, and that the gunman allegedly tried to shoot the occupant of the vehicle in front of her.
“It’s just a sign of the times that we have young individuals out there (firing guns), and an influx of guns in our inner city,” Police Chief Ernest Mobley said. “That’s why we need the community together to be our eyes and ears.”
Police are thanking members of the community, saying that several people came forward with security video that helped lead them to an arrest in the case.
Mobley says that while the charges won’t bring Bowman back, it does help give at least some comfort to her grieving family.
“Children lost their mother and a husband lost a wife, but when they got this news, it kinda helped them a little bit,” he said.
Charges will likely be filed in the case by Thursday night.