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Indiana man accused of pointing gun at motorist while driving on I-394

Ryan Elderson allegedly pointed a gun at a 33-year-old driver while southbound on I-394, authorities said.

Ryan Elderson is accused of pointing weapon at another driver.
Police say they recovered a 9mm handgun from Elderson’s vehicle during a traffic stop on Sept. 20, 2019, in Chicago Heights.
Cook County sheriff’s office

An Indiana man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly pointed a gun at a driver while traveling on the I-394 Expressway last week.

Ryan Elderson, 28, was charged with one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, the Cook County sheriff’s office said. He lives in Sumava Resorts, Indiana.

Ryan Elderson is accused of unlawful use of a weapon
Ryan Elderson
Cook County sheriff’s office

About 9 a.m. Sept. 20, police learned a man driving a gray Dodge Journey pointed a handgun at a 33-year-old as they were southbound on I-394, the sheriff’s office said. Officers curbed the vehicle in the 300 block of West Joe Orr Road in Chicago Heights.

Elderson, the driver of the Dodge was taken into custody, and police allegedly recovered a Ruger 9mm handgun from inside the car, the sheriff’s office said. The 33-year-old man allegedly identified him as the gunman.

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