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Convicted Felon Charged In Shooting of On-Duty Chicago Firefighter

Chicago Fire Department

A 29-year-old convicted felon was arrested in connection to a shooting involving an on-duty Chicago firefighter, reports NBC 5 Chicago.

Authorities identified Hollis Williams as one of several suspects involved in last Sunday’s shooting. A 36-year-old firefighter was responding to a car fire that was apparently targeted to draw a group of individuals out of a building and that’s when an exchange of gunfire occurs.

Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said that two unknown offenders set a car on fire and fled the scene. Three men along with a woman, exited the nearby building, and the woman fled the scene in a vehicle, meanwhile two other individuals begin shooting her way and an exchange of gunfire ensued with the firefighter.

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