Chicago Police Capture Suspect After Wild Chase Through West Side Streets

A potential suspect who led police on a 30-minute high speed car chase on the West Side Tuesday evening may be in custody.

Police started following a black jeep at Madison and Sacramento in East Garfield Park around 5:15 p.m. The jeep traveled around 70 miles per hour over a span of six or seven miles across the West Side.

It appeared at least one car was struck during the chase.

The suspect stopped the vehicle near 227 North Central and fled on foot. He or she then entered the building at that address, and more than a dozen police vehicles surrounded it.

It appeared a person was taken into custody around 5:45 p.m., according to video from the scene.

Police, who did not confirm the identity of the suspect, did say the individual in custody is considered a person of interest in an August homicide.

When deciding whether to pursue a suspect, it is CPD policy to decide if the need to immediately apprehend the person outweighs the level of danger the chase creates.

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