Three police officers were injured following a pursuit that spanned several suburban communities and ended in a crash Monday afternoon in Plainfield, the Will/Grundy Major Crimes Task Force confirmed.
At approximately 1:55 p.m., officers with the Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team attempted to take a male suspect into custody at which point the individual crashed his vehicle officers' vehicles and drove toward officers on scene, police officials said in a news release.
Officers then fired shots, authorities stated, however no one was struck by gunfire.
Officers were aware the suspect, who was under surveillance as part of a "covert operation," would be in possession of weapons, police said.
The suspect led officers through Woodridge and Bolingbrook and ended up crashing in Plainfield. He was then arrested and guns were recovered, the Major Crimes Task Force said.
One resident who was working from home told NBC 5 he heard a "bang" and then looked outside his window and saw a vehicle had hit a tree.
"Four or five officers had their weapons drawn behind the vehicle another officer was in the berm with a rifle pointed at the vehicle," witness Dan Shaffern described.
Another person living in the area described the scene as "just chaos."
Three Plainfield police officers sustained non-life threatening injuries, police confirmed.
As a result of the incident, a portion of Plainfield was under an emergency shelter in place order for approximately 30 minutes. Several roads were also closed while police investigated the crash.
"Plainfield is a very small community," resident Daniel Parkinson said. "You don’t hear about this kind of stuff happening."