CHICAGO — A 28-year-old man who was suspected of a carjacking on Chicago’s Northwest Side Thursday morning was arrested following an armed confrontation with police.
Officers responded to a call of an attempted carjacking around 7 a.m. in the in the 3700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue.
Officers began searching and persuing a 28-year-old man. They followed the man as he tried to escape the scene on foot. The chase continued through portions of the 606 Trail.
“Tow truck driver says he saw him run up on the tracks,” scanner traffic revealed.
Officers managed to find the suspect after he momentarily evaded police on the westernmost entrance to the 606 Trail.
“He’s walking, don’t use the lights,” officers said. “We’re tracking him right now.”
Police said two shots were fired during the confrontation. No one was injured.
Police took the man into custody around 7:30 a.m. just outside the 6060 Trail near 1750 North Lawndale Avenue.
A comprehensive use of force investigation by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is underway, and the officer who opened fire will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days.