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Man charged with shooting girlfriend, grazing her sister

A man has been charged with shooting his girlfriend in the leg during a domestic dispute in the South Side South Shore neighborhood early Monday. The woman’s sister suffered graze wounds in the attack.

Maurice Boston, 41, was charged with one count of aggravated assault to a police officer, two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of possession of a controlled substance, police said. All are felonies.

Boston allegedly shot his 32-year-old girlfriend in the leg near the intersection of East 78th Street and South Saginaw Avenue about 3:35 a.m., police said. The woman’s 31-year-old sister suffered graze wounds to her face and left leg in the incident but declined medical attention.

Officers responding to the scene recognized the SUV believed to be involved in the shooting and pursued it, arresting the driver near the intersection of East 95th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, police said.

Boston allegedly drove his SUV into police officers, prompting one to fire a single round at him, though he was not hit, according to police.

He remained uncooperative as police pulled him out of his vehicle, even spitting at officers at one point.

He is scheduled to appear in bond court later Tuesday.

The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was listed in good condition Monday morning.



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