Man charged with accidentally shooting woman in Skokie

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Darious Broom | Cook County sheriff’s office

A northwest suburban man faces a felony charge after accidentally shooting an 18-year-old woman Friday night in Skokie, prosecutors said.

Darious Broom, 23, and the woman were outside with a group about 10:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Main Street when he pulled out a 9-mm pistol and it accidentally went off, striking her in the chest, according to Cook County prosecutors and Skokie police.

The Niles woman was taken to a hospital where her condition stabilized, police said. She was still being treated there Sunday afternoon, prosecutors said.

Police tracked down Broom on Saturday at his home in the 9100 block of Knight Avenue in Des Plaines, prosecutors said. He is charged with aggravated battery.

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered him held on a $350,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again Tuesday.

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