Breaking News Bar
updated: 11/25/2011 4:33 PM

Arrest made in hospital garage shooting

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

A housekeeping employee suspected in the fatal shooting of a co-worker inside a hospital parking garage, which prompted an hours-long lockdown, was arrested during a Friday traffic stop, police said.

Angela Bonds, 48, of Riverside was shot late Thursday in a University of Illinois at Chicago hospital garage and later died, authorities said. She was a housekeeper at the hospital who worked the second shift, UIC spokesman Bill Burton said.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

University police said the suspect also was a hospital housekeeper and characterized the killing as an "apparent domestic-related shooting" in a campus alert posted early Friday on the school's website.

Officers pulled the 47-year-old suspect over for a routine traffic stop at 6:30 a.m. Friday, and the officer recognized him from a description in the alert, university police spokesman Mark Rosati said. The suspect fled the car and was arrested a few blocks away, he said.

A weapon was recovered but officers didn't immediately know whether it was used in the shooting.

Rosati said the suspect had worked at the hospital for 15 years, but he declined to discuss his relationship to Bonds.

The hospital was locked down for hours while police searched for the gunman but resumed normal operations around 5 a.m. Friday. Rosati said authorities don't believe the gunman was ever inside the hospital after the shooting.

The garage is near the hospital but not attached to it, Rosati said. He wasn't sure whether the hospital has metal detectors but said the university has security cameras posted indoors and outdoors across its 250-acre campus.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.