Mug Shot Sammie Roberts 081319

Sammie L. Roberts, 38, is accused of shooting a woman in Madison, Illinois on Aug. 10.

MADISON, Ill. ( – A man with a license to a carry a concealed gun shot a suspect accused of shooting a woman in Madison, Illinois.

Police said officers were called to the 1800 block of Edwardsville Road on Aug. 10 around 6 p.m. When they arrived, a 35-year-old woman was found to have been shot in the chest. The suspect, who had also been shot, was found a couple of blocks away and taken into custody.

According to police, the shooting was related to a domestic disturbance. Authorities report the suspect, Sammie L. Roberts, shot the woman following an argument. After the woman was shot, a man who was at the scene and has a concealed carry license returned fire at the 38-year-old suspect and shot him once in the abdomen.

The woman was treated for her gunshot wound and released from the hospital.

Roberts was also taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Roberts, of Venice, Illinois, was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon. His bail was set at $1 million.

The man with the concealed carry license who shot Roberts has not been charged in the incident, officials said.

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