Suspect in fatal shooting of Harvey security guard captured after week on the run

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HARVEY, Ill. — Police say they've captured a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago.

Harvey police said during a news conference that 24-year-old Rashad Williams of East Hazel Crest, Illinois, was spotted in Chicago Heights and arrested Sunday night.

Harvey deputy police chief Gregory Thomas credited the public with Williams' arrest, saying tips provided a general location. He says Chicago Heights police helped with surveillance footage.

Undercover officers grabbed Williams Sunday, while he was coming out of a grocery store.   Police say Williams was armed and told officers "I am prepared for a shootout!" and "No jail cell is going to keep me down."

Police say on November 26th, Williams went on a crime spree that began when he stole a woman's car from a Harvey gas station then crashing the car in a viaduct.

He took off running and encountered 38-year-old Tyrone Hardin of Merrillville, Indiana, a contracted security guard for the Canadian National Railway.  Williams allegedly killed Hardin, a father of six, then took his security vehicle.

Surveillance video captured most of Williams crime spree and a first-degree murder warrant was issued.

On Saturday, the Harvey Police Department offered a reward for information leading to an arrest.  They say the tips came flooding in.  It was one of those tips that led police to Williams Sunday night.

Tyrone Hardin's family says they are relieved a suspect is in custody.   Hardin's family plans to have his funeral Saturday, December 10th.