(STMW) — Charges were filed against a burglary suspect who allegedly rammed a police car as officers were chasing him through the Portage Park neighborhood Friday.
Angel Torres, 44, of the 2900 block of North Narragansett Avenue, was charged with one felony count of residential burglary, aggravated assault and armed violence.
The chase began about 3:30 p.m. after Grand Central District police spotted a vehicle matching the description of one wanted in connection with a burglary in the 6100 block of West Belmont Avenue, according to a police News Affairs statement.
A responding police sergeant began to pursue Torres’ vehicle, and tried to curb it in the 5600 block of West Roscoe Avenue, police said.
After the sergeant got out of his vehicle, Torres rammed the police vehicle on purpose in an attempt to flee, police claim.
The sergeant, who was on foot, shot “in fear for his life” after Torres then allegedly accelerated the vehicle at him twice, police said. Torres was shot and taken to an area hospital and no one else was hurt, police said.
He was scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday.
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