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3 Charged Following Shootout, Police Chase



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    Two men and a juvenile have been charged in connection with a police chase and shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Tuesday.

    Donald Harris, 24, Barry Hayes, 20 and a 16-year-old boy were charged after they were allegedly involved in a shootout that spurred a police chase down the Dan Ryan Expressway that ended near U.S. Cellular Field with police-involved shooting, officials said.

    Officers patrolling the area came upon a shootout in progress near Ferdinand Street and Hamlin Avenue just before 11:30 a.m. where two groups of people were shooting at each other, according to Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.

    When one officer called to report the shooting, a suspect from one of the cars began firing at the officer, Camden said.

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    A white vehicle then fled the scene with three suspects inside and the officer followed.

    Another police car pulled alongside the suspects, and followed them along Madison Street, then onto the Eisenhower Expressway and onto the Dan Ryan Expressway. As they approached 29th Street on the Dan Ryan Expressway one of the passengers in the car pointed a 9mm handgun with an extended clip at the pursuing officers, Camden said.

    Police closed ramps as the vehicle was chased down the expressway.

    The officers fired at the offenders' car as they attempted to exit at Wentworth Avenue and the suspects then crashed into "several vehicles," bringing them to a stop. Police approached the car at West 35th Street and South Wentworth Avenue and when an offender in the back seat raised the weapon again, officers opened fire.

    The suspects attempted to flee, but officers managed to take all three into custody.

    A weapon was recovered from the offenders' vehicle, police said.

    Police said two offenders were treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one of which was expected to be treated and released. Another suspect was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

    Harris, of the 6600 block of South Damen, was charged with criminal trespass to vehicles and aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hayes, of the 400 block of West 58th Street, was charged with aggravated assault to an officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing causing bodily injury and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card.

    The 16-year-old boy was charged with attempted first-degree murder, criminal trespass to vehicles, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.