A Calumet City man was charged with firing a gun at a vehicle during a road rage incident in Frankfort, police said.
About 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a road rage incident between the driver of a Dodge pickup truck and Antoine Berry, 21, the driver of a Chevrolet Impala, according to Frankfort Deputy Police Chief Kevin Keegan.
The driver of the Dodge, who had a passenger with him, was traveling through a construction zone in the village where the lanes merged into one lane, Keegan said. The driver allowed one vehicle to go ahead of him during the merge but not Berry’s vehicle, he said.
Berry’s vehicle then tailgated the Dodge and at one point both drivers gave each other the middle finger, he said.
During the incident, the driver heard something hit their pickup truck while they were close to the intersection of Route 30 and La Grange Road, he said.
“They heard a bang and they saw the offending vehicle take off at a very high rate of speed and at that point they felt that he had shot at them,” he said.
Frankfort police detectives tracked the Chevrolet Impala to Dolton and spoke to the registered owner, who told them Berry was using the vehicle at the time, he said.
Berry was arrested and charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and carrying a firearm.
He was taken to the Will County jail at 1:17 a.m. Thursday.