Chicago Man Charged after 11-Mile Police Chase

Terrell Phagan is charged with firing at officers during a high-speed chase

By Sandra Torres
|  Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:40 AM CDT
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The suspect was first spotted by officers in a van around 2 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Normal Avenue. Police tried to stop the van, but the driver took off.

The suspect was first spotted by officers in a van around 2 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Normal Avenue. Police tried to stop the van, but the driver took off.

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A 24-year-old man is facing charges after police say he led them on an 11-mile, high-speed chase on the city's South Side.

Chicago police said Terrell Phagan was driving the green Chevrolet van that police chased down on interstate 57 onto the Dan Ryan Expressway and ended in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

Reports indicate Phagan repeatedly fired shots at officers chasing him.

Phagan was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated vehicular hijacking and armed robbery, according to police.

The Chicago Tribune reports Phagan was released on parole for a 2008 conviction in connection to a similar police chase.

Phagan is scheduled to face a judge later Wednesday.

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