CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was hit by two cars Monday morning, after escaping from police custody on the Far South Side.
Police said 22-year-old Darrell Brewer, facing drug and gun charges, was in the back of a prisoner transport van, which arrived at the South Chicago District on the 2200 block of East 103rd Street in the South Deering neighborhood shortly before 6 a.m. The van was being used to transport prisoners from police stations to court, and Brewer had been picked up at the Gresham District station before arriving at the South Chicago station.READ MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
When the doors to the van opened at the South Chicago station, Brewer bolted into the street, police said. He was still wearing handcuffs at the time.READ MORE: Evanston Police Called To A Stabbing, Fatal Shooting Incident
Police said Brewer ran down the street, and moments later was hit by two cars near 103rd and Yates.
Brewer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, to be treated for minor abrasions.MORE NEWS: Family Remembers Azul De La Garza, Young Woman Shot And Killed In West Elsdon, As 'Beautiful Soul' With A Future In Art
The Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Internal Affairs was investigating.