Teen Indicted In Crash That Killed 911 Dispatcher

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago teen has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with a police chase and deadly crash that killed a 911 dispatcher.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports, Marquis Harrison, 16, is charged as an adult with first-degree murder and burglary. Police say he was driving a stolen sport-utility vehicle early on Sunday, July 10, when he hit a car being driven by Marciea Adkins, 42, and left her dead.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports

A grand jury indictment against Harrison was down on Monday.

The honor student at Urban Prep Academy in East Garfield Park was drunk on vodka and high on ecstasy and marijuana when he stole the SUV he was driving, fled from a traffic stop and crashed into Adkins’ car, police and prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said he stole a Range Rover on Michigan Avenue on Sunday, after the 45-year-old owner of the SUV left the vehicle running while he fed a parking meter box.

Minutes later, Harrison was pulled over at Elston Avenue and Blackhawk Street after running a red light a mile north at Webster Avenue, police said.

As the officers were exiting their vehicle, Harrison allegedly backed up toward the officers and then struck the vehicle of a police supervisor who was on the scene.

The Range Rover fled the scene and officers gave chase. The SUV ran a stop sign while driving north on Hoyne Avenue, then struck Adkins’ car at the intersection of Hoyne and Armitage avenues in the Bucktown neighborhood. The SUV then hit a parked car and Harrison fled the scene on foot, but was arrested a short time later.

Adkins was driving home from a night shift at Office of Emergency Management and Communications at the time. The Range Rover hit the driver’s side of her sedan, causing severe damage.

Even the weighty Range Rover that slammed into Adkins’ car was also reduced to pieces.

Adkins worked as a 911 dispatcher for the city of Chicago since December 1996. She was returning home from the overnight shift at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications when the Range Rover slammed into her car.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • jack

    16 and driving – oh sorry – stealing a car – where are your parents? Do they care, or are they also stealing…

    • Leroy Goldberg

      The parents? They are either passed out drunk, high on drugs, or having unprotected sex.
      I also know what they weren’t doing……they weren’t working.

      • NWApe

        If we work then we can’t be on Section 8 and collect our Welfare Checks.


  • FR

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, also give a ticket to the SUV owner who left it running.

    • Glen

      We can’t punish someone for being an idiot or for being a victim. The SUV owner was both.

  • C. Remkus

    Honor student! There is a problem with the testing at Urban Prep Academy in Garfield Park if the 16 yr. knew about vodka and ecstacy!

  • Jmason

    To be Honor Student in that school. All you need to know is 2+2=5 AND YOU ARE A Honor Student

  • fitty sent

    Marquis is a Negro.

  • NWApe

    16 years old and he’s already being charged as an adult. First-degree murder and burglary.
    This boy, excuse me, this young african-american man has certainly set the bar high but I have no doubt that there are thousands more just like him eager to prove themselves. Heaven help us!

  • Just Axin

    He wasn’t high on anything. He made his own decisions on stealing, evading, killing, etc

  • The Truth

    “The honor student…was drunk on vodka and high on ecstasy and marijuana when he stole the SUV…” In related news, our property taxes are likely going to be increased to help the financially-mismanaged CPS.

  • DJ

    f’n moolie

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