CHICAGO — Four people suspected of chasing a couple onto Lake Shore Drive during a robbery attempt are reportedly now in the hands of Chicago police.
Sources say those suspects turned themselves in to investigators at the police station on 51st and Wentworth Tuesday night.
According to Community Activist Andrew Holmes, who helped facilitate the meeting, these suspects are being questioned about what happened leading up to the death of 32-year-old Pamela Johnson.
The break in the case happened when police released surveillance photos showing clear images of the people believed to be involved.
Holmes says the parents of one of the suspects called him after recognizing their son in the pictures. Holmes went with the teen and his family to police headquarters Tuesday night.
Pamela Johnson and her 43-year-old boyfriend were walking in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood early Sunday morning after a night out.
They say it was just before 2 a.m. Sunday when a group of eight attempted to rob them at gun point.
The couple tried to get away from the group and ran onto Lake Shore Drive, but both were hit by a pickup truck. Johnson was killed.
One witness says the suspects are telling police they had nothing to do with the robbery that led to Johnson’s death.
Meantime, friends and family of the victim are begging anyone with information to contact police investigators.