Chicago man arrested after allegedly firing gun on Indiana Toll Road

(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

A man from Chicago was arrested after police say he fired a gun from the window of his vehicle while traveling on the Indiana Toll Road.

It happened around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the 2.5 mile-marker.

The driver, Julio H. Miramontes, was traveling westbound while firing the gun. An Indiana State Police trooper pulled behind the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

All the occupants were taken into custody and a 9mm Sig P365 was recovered.

Miramontes was taken to the Lake County Jail on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a handgun.

Two passengers that were in the vehicle were not charged and were released at the scene.

The toll road was closed for approximately three hours to complete the investigation.


  1. Kudos to the writer for putting the type of gun in the article. The information is good, and I wish they would do it more often for car crashes also.

    I would like a little more backstory though. Was he shooting at another car? Plugging a street sign? Returning fire? Was it random, or did he know someone?

    Things like this don’t normally happen in a vacuum.

    • The sad thing is, it will be destroyed. What a waste.

      Seized firearms should be auctioned to legal gun owners, or put into a program that sells them cheap to law abiding citizens in dangerous areas after some training classes. The money from the sale could be used to fund the classes. This is a very good way to lower the crime rate in crappy blue areas, which is why the Dems would never allow it.

  2. Criminals will get their guns; adding a few hundred pounds of guns to a few tons of illegal drug shipments is no problem.

    Gun laws only take guns from the law abiding and only ensure the criminals will have a monopoly. When seconds count the police are only minutes away.

    Defend thyself citizen or just call yourself subject.


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