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Trucker vs. trucker shooting leads to attempted murder charge


UPDATE JUNE 11 4:35 P.M.—————————————————————————

Illinois police have released more information about a weekend truck stop shooting that led to an armed standoff with police — and attempted first degree homicide charges.

The Hampshire Police Department said via press release that they have charged Ohio-based truck driver William M. Lutz, 57, with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery, armed violence and criminal damage to property.

Police say that they responded to a call about shots fired at the Travel Centers of America truck stop in Hampshire, Illinois, just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

Authorities say that two truck drivers were arguing because Lutz believed that the other truck driver was blocking the road. Both truckers retreated to their vehicles. Lutz reportedly retrieved a .45-caliber handgun from his truck and then fired two shots into the driver’s side door of the other driver’s vehicle.

Police later found Lutz parked on the I-90 off-ramp at Route 47 and used their Special Weapons and Tactics unit to take Lutz into police custody after about an hour.

Authorities say that Lutz had consumed about 30 pills in a suicide attempt.

Authorities found two handguns inside his truck.

Police say that the other truck driver involved in the argument was grazed by one of the bullets but is expected to be okay.

Lutz is being held on $750,000 bond.

ORIGINAL REPORT—————————————————————————————

Illinois police have confirmed that a suspect has been arrested following a shooting at a truck stop over the weekend.

The incident took place on the night of Saturday, June 8, at the Travel Centers of America truck stop off of I-90 in Hampshire, Illinois.

Details about the shooting remain limited, but the Kane County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that that shots were fired at the truck stop.

After the shooting, the suspect fled the truck stop.

Officers with the Kane County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate the suspect and surround the semi truck at another location after the truck stop shooting.

Police say that they used an armored vehicle “to approach the front of the truck safely, provide commands to surrender, and resolve the situation peacefully.”

It isn’t clear at this time whether anyone was injured during the shooting and the identity of the suspect has not yet been released.

CDLLife has reached out to local authorities to learn more about this incident and we will update this article when more information is available.

Following a shooting at a Hampshire area truck stop on Saturday night, 06/08, the suspect truck was located and…

Posted by Kane County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, June 9, 2019

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