Oak Lawn Man Accused Of Shooting Gun At Traffic, Striking Vehicle

OAK LAWN, IL — An Oak Lawn man is accused of shooting at a vehicle Wednesday evening, which brought a swarm of police to 102nd Street and Central Avenue. Jeffrey Fox, 41, has been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition without a FOID card and felony possession of a controlled substance.

Around 10:37 p.m. Wednesday, several 911 callers reported shots being fired by a “big, white male” in the 10200 block of Central Avenue. Officers saturated the area and located a man, later identified as Fox, near the scene, police said.

Fox was found to be in possession of ammunition as well as under the influence of narcotics, according to police.

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Officers located a vehicle with a bullet hole a short distance away. The driver told the vehicle that they were driving southbound on Central Avenue when they heard a gunshot and then something hitting their vehicle. A ground and drone search failed to locate a gun.

During the early morning hours of Feb. 1, Oak Lawn detectives executed a search warrant of Fox’s residence, where they found cocaine and a bullet, police said.

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Fox appeared Friday for a detention hearing at the Bridgeview Courthouse. He was released from custody and is due back in court March 6.

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