COOK COUNTY, IL – A 32-year-old man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder following a Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigation into a domestic incident that occurred in unincorporated Maine Township, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.
At approximately 6:14 p.m. on Sept. 12, Sheriff’s Police responded to a residence in the 9100 block of West Oaks Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned that the offender, later identified as Keoni Zucco, pursued a woman’s vehicle and rammed into it multiple times with his vehicle. The 29-year-old woman and her two children, who were passengers in the vehicle, were transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.
During their investigation, Sheriff’s Police detectives learned that Zucco and the victim had argued before she fled in her car with her 4-year-old and infant children. Zucco then entered his minivan, chased the victims, and drove into their vehicle striking them multiple times until his vehicle was disabled, and the victim’s children were ejected from their car seats.
Detectives located Zucco and took him into custody without incident. The victims were offered assistance through the Sheriff’s Treatment Response Team.
On Sept. 13, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved three counts of attempted murder and one count of domestic battery with a prior conviction against Zucco. Earlier this year, Zucco was charged with multiple felonies stemming from a separate domestic incident.
Zucco appeared for a bond hearing today at the Skokie Courthouse where he was ordered to be held without bond.
The public is reminded the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.