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Four charged in Southwest Side crime spree that ended in crash that killed innocent woman

CHICAGO (CBS) — Four folks, together with three teenagers, have been charged in reference to a Southwest Side crime spree that ended with a crash that killed an innocent woman.

Police stated 4 folks carjacked two girls Wednesday night time, set a pickup truck on hearth, and ended up crashing right into a 55-year-old woman’s automobile, killing her. This additionally concerned a police chase.

All 4 folks have been taken into custody after that crash, and now face felony expenses.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with one depend of homicide, and three counts of aggravated fleeing.

Another 17-year-old boy has been charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motorcar and aggravated illegal use of a weapon; and misdemeanor counts of felony trespass to a car and possession of ammunition with no legitimate FOID card.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated illegal use of a weapon, and felony trespass to a car.

Enrique Angeles, 22, of Crystal Lake, is charged with a misdemeanor depend of felony trespass to a car.

Court data was not instantly accessible.

Police have stated, Just earlier than 4 p.m. Wednesday, 4 folks carjacked a woman close to thirty fourth Street and Claremont Avenue in McKinley Park, simply off the Stevenson Expressway. Next, they carjacked one other woman about two miles north in Pilsen, in the 1900 block of West twenty first Place, earlier than returning to McKinley Park — this time at 3410 S. Leavitt St. a few block and a half from the carjacking scene — the place they tried to set hearth to a pickup truck that they had stolen earlier.

Police stated the carjackers received away in a black Honda, and that’s when a police chase apparently started, with officers trailing the offenders south on Western Avenue.

According to police dispatch experiences, the chase reached speeds of 60 mph.

The chase continued to thirty first Street and Kedzie Avenue in Little Village, the place police stated the offenders crashed right into a Toyota, pushed by an innocent woman. That woman, 55-year-old Dominga Flores, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, the place she was pronounced useless.

Police arrested the 4 folks from the stolen automobile after the crash, and recovered two weapons from the car.

Meanwhile, we appeared into the Chicago Police Department’s official coverage on police pursuits. The coverage spells out a so-called balancing check. 

Officers are to contemplate whether or not the necessity to instantly apprehend outweighs the extent of inherent hazard created by the pursuit itself. They are to judge speeds concerned, pedestrian and car site visitors in the realm, and climate and street circumstances.

Chicago Police stated late Thursday that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating as a result of the pursuit and crash concerned a demise. Police say one purpose they have been pursuing the group is as a result of they could have been concerned in different crimes.

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