A Chicago man reportedly shot his friend because he thought she was being too loud during their argument.
Terrell Washington, 37, allegedly shot his 30-year-old friend in the arm and leg on January 18, prosecutors said on Sunday.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Washington went to his friend’s apartment, where they spent time together chatting and smoking. However, they got into an argument that escalated when the woman raised her voice, and Washington became “increasingly angry,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Julia Ramirez.
Washington kept telling his friend to lower her voice, but that only served to frustrate the woman further. But when she told Washington to leave her apartment, he pulled out a gun and shot her in the arm and leg, according to prosecutors.
Ramirez said that after Washington shot his friend, he ran from the scene, leaving the front door to the apartment open in his haste.
Police arrived to the apartment after someone nearby heard the gunshots and dialed 911. When they arrived, they found the spent shell casings as well as the injured woman.
The woman, who was taken to the hospital, identified Washington as her attacker, and he was subsequently arrested on Friday.
Now, Washington has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.