One suspect is in custody and a second is at large after a carjacking in the south suburbs led to a high-speed police chase and crash Wednesday morning.
Investigators said two men carjacked a driver in Calumet City Wednesday morning and then led police on a high-speed chase through Dolton and Harvey and then down I-57 to Wilmington. The suspects then crashed the stolen car into a fence in Wilmington at Margarette and Charlotte streets and ran off.
A homeowner in the area said one of the suspects broke into his home. The homeowner said he fired several shots at the suspect. It is not known if the suspect was injured. Read more from WLS-7 Chicago.
This from the Wilmington Police Department:
Several police agencies are conducting a manhunt in the Northcrest area of Wilmington. While we have one person in custody, there is a second still at large. He is described as a male black with a light complexion, approximately 6’ tall wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. Please call 9-1-1 if he is seen. Residents in the area are asked to stay in their homes.
Concerning Wilmington Schools this morning from WJOL AM-1340:
Due to an emergency in the area, all schools in Wilmington District 209U are cancelled for today including St. Rose School. Choppers are said to be overheard and we heard that one person is in custody while another is still on the run.
This post was from the Northern Illinois Fireground Facebook Page:
Wilmington Police pursuit ended in an accident. Police are searching for two armed suspects. North Crest/Foxtail Commons. Police are advising to stay in doors. NIFG 4804