Car chase from Chicago results in three arrests

Hinsdale police arrested three suspects in the Chicago shooting of a 12-year-old boy Tuesday night after a car chase through several suburbs.

At the Chicago Police Department’s media briefing Wednesday morning, Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan reported that the boy was walking home from a west side store with his uncle just after 10:30 p.m. when he was shot in the head.

A vehicle spotted by Chicago police near the scene of the shooting fled but was followed by a police helicopter. Assistance was requested from suburban law enforcement as the vehicle exited the Stevenson Expressway and traveled westbound on 47th Street. Hinsdale police set up spikes on 47th Street over I-294, which the vehicle struck before briefly stopping at First Street and County Line Road.

But the vehicle then continued south on County Line Road with officers in pursuit, turning east on Plainfield Road before eventually stopping at East Avenue in La Grange, where officers boxed it in. Three individuals were arrested, according to Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King.

“We took the subjects into custody, transported them to the Hinsdale Police Department and turned them over to Chicago,” King said.

Deenihan reported that the boy was in “extremely critical condition” as of Wednesday morning. He said the suspects are gang members but that the boy’s uncle, who has a concealed carry license and returned fire in the incident, is not gang-affiliated.

Deenihan thanked Hinsdale police for their response to the incident.

“They did a remarkable job to stop this vehicle,” he said. “This is extremely tragic.”