Just another day in Chicago… video of father, 46, shot, killed in daytime road-rage incident

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A Chicago father-of-two was shot in the stomach multiple times and killed in broad daylight after he was seen getting out of his truck and reaching into the driver’s window of another vehicle during a heated argument that turned into a deadly road-rage incident.

Scott Mattison, 46, made the fatal mistake of confronting the driver of a white Ford sedan at a light after he climbed out of his blue Ford pickup just before 5:20 p.m. on Sunday in the area of Bartlett and Oltendorf roads. The violent altercation was caught on dash-cam footage on the busy road.

As Mattison was leaning into the other driver’s open car window, he was shot. The video shows him staggering back after being hit and then falling to the ground. Lifesaving efforts were performed on him and he was rushed to AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

A spokeswoman said that Mattison’s cause of death was due to multiple gunshot wounds and that it is considered a homicide.

**WARNING: Graphic Video**

(Video Credit: The Daily Mail )

The other driver was arrested by police on Monday. The shooter’s name has not been released and no charges have been announced yet “pending further investigation,” according to Streamwood Police.

No further details have been released by authorities concerning the shooting during the traffic encounter.

Friends of the victim were quick to assert that Mattison did not deserve to be shot and killed no matter what transpired between the two men, according to the Daily Mail.

“He didn’t deserve to die; to be gunned down the way he was,” Kevin Polka, who was Mattison’s boss and one of his closest friends, stated during an interview with CBS Chicago. “He always was about his daughters.”

Polka has a small business called Paragon Mechanic Inc. where he worked with Mattison. The victim worked as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning installer.

The boss was asked by the media outlet if he was surprised that Mattison got into an argument with a driver. He responded, “I don’t know if it surprised me, or if I just – I know if he didn’t, he would be here today. Scott made mistakes, he did. He wasn’t perfect by any means.”

The shooting was also recorded on a cellphone by Arick Lopez, who was walking his two dogs nearby during the incident.

“I heard a couple shots,” Lopez recounted. “There was arguing, one thing led to another, and consequences came.”

Mattison leaves behind two young daughters. His friends and family want answers over the shooting.

“If every time someone screws up, if that’s the consequence, where are we at?” Polka demanded. “What are we left with?”

Mattison’s co-workers set up a GoFundMe account to help his family cover his funeral costs and to support his daughters. As of Wednesday, they have raised just over $13,000 so far of their $30,000 goal.


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