Elmhurst man faces firearms charge after Chicago traffic stop
A 22-year-old Elmhurst man has been charged with a firearms felony after he and four other people tried to flee a traffic stop Saturday in Chicago, authorities said.
Scott J. Harris was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon with no firearm owner's identification and resisting arrest.
An Illinois State Police trooper tried to stop a speeding vehicle around 12:13 a.m. near 47th Street and Cicero Avenue after seeing it commit multiple driving offenses and posing a threat to other drivers, state police said in a news release. The car did not stop and the trooper did not pursue it, but police later found the vehicle near Independence and Harrison streets.
Two of the five suspects left the vehicle and were surrounded, multiple suspects resisted arrest, and one suspect was taken into custody by canine apprehension, according to police. Police also said they found a weapon.
The driver, 19-year-old Victor M. Gomez of Chicago, was charged with aggravated fleeing, a felony. Kayvon L. Sapp, 22, of Chicago, was charged with resisting arrest; Lauren A. Rosado, 22, of Melrose Park, was charged with disorderly conduct; and Adrian E. Delgado, 18, of Chicago, was charged with reckless conduct.
All five suspects were taken to Cook County Jail.
Harris and Gomez remain in custody as they await a bond hearing, the news release said. Sapp, Rosado and Delgado were released on a $1,500 bond.