KANKAKEE (CBS) — A 23-year-old convicted murderer who escaped from a jail in Kankakee on Wednesday was caught Friday night by Chicago police officers, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski says Kamron Taylor was armed with a hand gun when he was arrested, presumably the one he took from a correctional officer early Wednesday when he overpowered the guard, put on his uniform and walked out of the jail, getting buzzed through three doors by other officers.
Taylor was caught in Chicago at around 9 p.m. after a five block foot chase as officers investigated a suspicious person around 92nd and Stony Island.
“It was a good arrest, and it got a whole lot better when we found out what was really going on,” said Chicago police officer Matthew Kozlowski.
The sheriff says he wasn’t cooperating and suspicions by the Chicago officers were confirmed by a tattoo.