Illinois police charge man with shooting neighbor in hate crime

An Illinois man charged with attempted murder is now accused of committing a hate crime when police say he shot and wounded his neighbor Tuesday in Lockport Township.

John P. Shadbar, 70, was arrested after the alleged shooting of a 45-year-old woman who remains in critical condition, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office. He is being held in jail without bail.

Shadbar faces nine felonies including hate crimes, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, court records show.

After the shooting, about 45 miles southwest of Chicago, Shadbar entered his home where he barricaded himself, the department said on Facebook. A crisis negotiator convinced him over the phone to come out with his hands up. He was detained and questioned at the sheriff’s office.