Man shot with nail gun over traffic dispute in Woodstock

SHARE Man shot with nail gun over traffic dispute in Woodstock

Bret Eder | Woodstock police

A man was shot in the forearm with a nail gun over a traffic dispute Tuesday afternoon in northwest suburban Woodstock.

Officers responded about 3 p.m. to the area of Route 47 and County Club Road after a report of a fight between two men in traffic, according to a statement from Woodstock police.

Upon arrival, officers found a 49-year-old man who had been shot in the forearm with a battery-operated nail gun, police said. The man had been shot following the escalation of a traffic dispute.

Bret T. Eder, 22, of Wonder Lake, shot the 49-year-old with the nail gun after the man threw a bottle out of his car window and struck Eder’s car, police said. The man who was shot then got out of his car and the two began to fight.

The victim was treated at the scene and released, police said.

Eder was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery and a misdemeanor count of reckless conduct. He was taken to the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility, where he was in custody Wednesday afternoon.

The Latest
House member John Anderson of Rockford, Illinois was one of three moderate Republicans who found their way to the top of the conservative hit list in ‘78.
Around the world, much of the action is at the metropolitan level. Chicago should be a leader.
Chicago police say the 20-year-old man suffered cuts to his head in the first block of West 69th Street. He was hospitalized in critical condition.
Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson were invited to the rally. Sharpton didn’t endorse Johnson, but he told the crowd to ‘let the record show who showed up’ to the event.