Loop: Woman shoots boyfriend after being strangled and pistol-whipped

Brandon Williams | CPD

New details have emerged regarding an incident in the Loop this weekend in which police say a woman shot her boyfriend in self-defense.

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday, a boy called 911 after his father was shot in self-defense by a woman in their Loop high-rise apartment on Sunday morning, according to dispatch records and Chicago police. Minutes later, the boy called 911 again and told a dispatcher that he was pulling a prank, then he hung up.

Police continued to the scene and soon discovered the boy’s father, 30-year-old Brandon Williams, shot in the leg on the 26th floor of an apartment building in the 1000 block of South Clark Street. Also on the scene was Williams’ 29-year-old girlfriend.

Investigators determined that the woman shot Williams after he strangled her, struck her in the head with the butt of a handgun, beat her, and bit her multiple times, according to police records. The woman suffered cuts, bruises, and a broken left arm.

Williams is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm; felony domestic battery-strangulation, and felony domestic battery. Judge Stephanie Miller ordered him held without bail.

The woman was treated for her injuries at Stroger Hospital. Williams was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is due back in court on Monday.
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