CBS Chicago reports An innocent woman after led after a crime spree on Chicago’s Southwest Side ended with four suspects crashing into the victim’s car while being chased by police.
Crime Spree: Chicago’S Southwest Side Ended with Killing Innocent Woman
According to police, fur people are now in custody. They carjacked two women, set a pickup truck on fire, and then crashed into a 55-year-old woman’s car, killing her. There was also a police chase.
According to police, four people carjacked a woman near 34th Street and Claremont Avenue in McKinley Park. Just off the Stevenson Expressway, shortly before 4 p.m. They kidnapped another woman in Pilsen, in the 1900 block of West 21st Place, before returning to McKinley Park. This time at 3410 S.
Leavitt St., about a block and a half from the carjacking scene. Where they attempted to set fire to a stolen pickup truck.
The carjackers fled in a black Honda, according to police. The police chase ensued, with officers trailing the offenders south on Western Avenue.
The chase reached speeds of 60 mph, according to police dispatch reports.
The pursuit continued to 31st Street and Kedzie Avenue in Little Village. Where the offenders allegedly crashed into a Toyota driven by an innocent woman. Dominga Flores, 55, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Chicago police said a woman was killed in a Little Village crash with suspected carjackers on a crime spree throughout the SW Side. https://t.co/rLfAuTDG3o
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Suspects Arrested: 2 Weapons Recovered
All four suspects were arrested, and the police recovered two weapons from their vehicle. On Thursday, charges were pending.
Meanwhile, we investigated the official policy on police pursuits of the Chicago Police Department. The policy establishes a balancing test.
Officers must weigh whether the need to apprehend someone immediately outweighs the inherent danger of the pursuit. They must assess the speeds involved—the amount of pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area and the weather and road conditions.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the pursuit and crash, Chicago Police said late Thursday. According to police, the group is being sought because they may be involved in other crimes.