Police catch man they chased, shot at, missed
Jan 19, 2013 (Chicago Tribune - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Police caught a man who they shot at three hours earlier after he fled from a Brighton Park robbery, authorities said.
The robbery happened at a cell phone store at 47th Street and Kedzie Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood about 8 p.m. Police said a citizen noticed at least two people with ski masks entering the store and called police, a lead that gave offices a jump on the situation they may not have otherwise had.
The man fled and police gave chase. He was running down an alley when he turned at police with a gun in his hand as he tried to hop a fence, Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Patrick Camden said.
The officers shot at him but missed and the man eluded police for more than three hours until they found him hiding in someone else's basement, in the 4600 block of South St. Louis Avenue, police said.
He had thrown his gun through a window and then crawled into the basement, police said. A woman who lived there went in with police and ran out screaming that "someone was inside." The man "wrestled" with police a bit before he was arrested.
Police confiscated a gun and charges are expected against the man, who police said is in his early 20s. Officers are still looking for one, possibly two others.
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