Downers Grove Police Chief Robert Porter has announced the arrest of Vickie Podruzek, age 42, for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Aggravated Domestic Battery. The incident occurred on February 12, 2012, at approximately 12:19 p.m., when officers from the Downers Grove Police Department responded to 6315 Carpenter Street for a report of a person with a gunshot wound.
Upon arrival, officers located a man in the residence with a shotgun wound to the neck. He was conscious and able to speak with officers at the scene and transported to an area hospital where he is now listed in stable condition. The investigation determined the incident was domestic related between boyfriend and girlfriend. Podruzek was transported to the DuPage County Jail where she is being held for bond court.