STREAMWOOD, Ill. (CBS) – A few heated seconds turned deadly in the northwest suburb of Streamwood last weekend, when an argument between two drivers ended in the death of a Glendale Heights man.
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Monday night, the shooting happened on busy Bartlett Road. The victim, Scott Mattison, leaves behind two daughters.
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On Monday night, De Mar spoke to those who knew Mattison, who say no matter the nature of the feud, he didn’t deserve to be shot on the side of the road.
Video circulating online shows Mattison outside his blue work truck, arguing with the driver of a white Ford. Mattison’s arm appears to enter the car moments later.
Mattison was shot multiple times and died. He was 46 years old.
“He didn’t deserve to die; be shot the way he was,” Kevin Polka said.
Mattison worked as an HVAC installer at Paragon Mechanical Inc. in Arlington Heights. Polka, the owner of the company, was not only Mattison’s boss, but a close friend.
“He’s always been about his girls,” Polka said.
De Mar asked Polka if he was surprised that Mattison got out of his work truck during the feud.
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“I don’t know if that surprised me, or if I – I know that if he hadn’t, he would be here today,” Polka said. “Scott made mistakes, he did. He was by no means perfect.
Streamwood police say Mattison and the other driver got into a traffic dispute and pulled over on Bartlett Road near Oltendorf Road just before 5.30pm on Sunday.
Arick Lopez, who lives nearby, was outside with his dogs. He filmed the incident on his cell phone.
“I heard a few shots,” Lopez said. “There were arguments, one thing led to another and the consequences came.”
A roadside argument now leaves two young girls without their father – and a friend asks why.
“If every time someone is wrong, if that’s the consequence, where are we?” Polca said. “What do we have left? »
The person who shot and killed Mattison was taken into custody, but there was no word Monday night on the charges.
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Mattison’s colleagues started a fundraiser to help his daughters and for burial costs. You can find it by following this link.