Police in suburban Cicero have arrested a man who allegedly
threw a metal rod through the window of a moving vehicle, impaling the driver
and seriously injuring him.
According to authorities, a 25-year-old Black man was
driving his vehicle on June 1 when the suspect, identified as Pablo Vazquez,
57, of Cicero, threw a metal rod through the windshield of the car, piercing
the man’s shoulder.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with serious
injuries, but has since recovered, according to police.
After an extensive investigation, authorities secured
attempted murder charges against Vazquez, and he was taken into custody.
“This was a horrendous, unprovoked attack on an innocent
victim,” Cicero Superintendent of Police Jerry Chlada Jr. said in a statement. “I
am very proud to say that due to my detectives’ relentless, hard work, we were
able to bring justice to the victim and his family.”
Vazquez faces one felony count of attempted murder with a
non-firearm weapon. His arraignment was scheduled for Saturday in Cook County