Suspect arrested in Crest Hill shooting of Uber driver

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Crest Hill — Crest Hill police have arrested a man in connection with the December shooting of an Uber driver.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Cedarwood Drive on the morning of Dec. 5 after it was reported that a man had been shot, according to a news release.

The victim received medical care at the scene for injuries that were not life-threatening and was interviewed by police along with other witnesses, police said.

Crest Hill police investigators were able to secure a warrant against Crest Hill resident Aaron Hines in March.

Hines now is charged with aggravated battery, being an armed habitual criminal and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, police said.

The first two charges are Class X felonies, while the two unlawful possession charges are Class 2 felonies. Hines has been arrested and processed on the warrant, police said.

“This case was solved through the community’s help and good, old-fashioned police work,” Crest Hill police Chief Ed Clark said. “I’m very proud of the work the officers and investigators did on this case.”