Four arrested after police chase from Chicago to Schaumburg

  • Jason Baker

    Jason Baker


Four suspects were taken into custody Saturday night after a chase that involved both Chicago and Illinois State Police, and ended in Schaumburg.

Chicago police said officers responded to a shots fired call.

Two men, one 21 and another 26, reported they were walking out of a residence when someone in a silver vehicle fired shots in their direction. No one was struck, and the offenders fled the scene, police said.

Responding officers spotted the vehicle in the 3200 block of South Morgan Street in Chicago at approximately 10:46 p.m. Saturday.

According to the state police, Chicago police alerted state police they were in pursuit of the vehicle.

Illinois State Police District Chicago joined the pursuit on northbound I-94 near Garfield Avenue. The chase continued to westbound Lake-Cook Road at Northwest Highway, where state police units left off the pursuit.

A state police District 15 unit later caught up with the vehicle in the area of Route 53 southbound from I-90.

The chase ended when the vehicle with the suspects ran over a raised center median at Higgins and Frontage roads.

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The suspects were taken into custody and turned over to Chicago police without incident.

None of them is charged with firing shots.

Jason Baker, 21, of the 3100 block of South Lituanica, Chicago, is charged with felony aggravated fleeing from police; misdemeanor reckless driving; misdemeanor speeding 35+ miles over the speed limit; misdemeanor never issued a license; and a traffic citation for operating an uninsured vehicle.

Michael Baker, 18, of the 4300 block of South Grover, Hammond, Indiana, is charged with possession of a police scanner.

Leeza Newport, 18, of the 3000 block of West Pershing, Chicago, is charged with misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

Armani Serrano, 18, of the 1200 block of East 24th, Lake Station, Indiana, was charged with misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

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