Carjacking Suspect Arrested After Crashing Into Building

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man suspected of carjacking an SUV has been arrested and taken to a hospital after crashing the vehicle into a Logan Square building while fleeing from police.

The man stole a black Chevrolet Trailblazer at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said.

Police officers saw the Trailblazer less than a mile away around noon near Diversey and Sacramento avenues, and took the man into custody, but not before he attempted to flee, crashing the SUV into a bus and a building.

The suspect tried to flee the scene after the crash, but was apprehended after officers used a stun gun to subdue him, Sullivan said.

The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for precautionary reasons, Sullivan said. No one on the bus was injured.

No charges had been filed as of about 1:20 p.m.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

  • Idiots on the messageboard

    I think people look for certain stories so that they make racial comments. If you feel so strongly about a race of people stop hiding behind the internet be vocal and put your name and where you live.

    • Darneisha Washington

      If you believe that, then you should put in your two cents and submit a reply, like an adult. The reply button is the one on the left, not the one on the right. The button on the right should NEVER be used!

  • By They I Mean Them

    They are them, not us. They do what they do because they are them.


    It should not matter what race they are. What should matter is that officers put their life on the line everyday! This carjacker has NO regard for human life and is lucky that this seasoned officer did not kill him!

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