While attempting to elude police in Gary, Indiana on Tuesday night, a man from Cook County is suspected of crashing into an Uber driver and a squad car.
The incident reportedly began at 11:30 p.m. near 44th Avenue and Grant Street in Gary, when a police officer from the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a black SUV.
In addition to disregarding the signal, the driver also failed to display a valid license plate or working headlight.
A high-speed chase ensued, with the driver first heading north on Grant Street before merging onto westbound I-80/94 and heading in the direction of Chicago, according to authorities. The pursuit continued to the 115th Street exit in Chicago, where a second Lake County police officer joined in.
The Suspect Then Rear-Ended An Uber Driver
Next, the Lake County law enforcement tried using the Precision Immobilization Technique on the speeding car. According to reports, an SUV repeatedly rammed into a patrol car driven by a Lake County police officer before coming to a stop. They abandoned their SUV and ran away on foot.
The alleged driver was located by Chicago Police Department officers in a marsh close to South Doty Avenue, which had been provided as the last known location of the suspects.
Elijah Singleton, a 20-year-old from South Holland, was arrested and named as the suspect. The officers recovered a 10mm extended handgun magazine containing 16 bullets from the vehicle.
Two unfired hollow-point live rounds from a.40 caliber magazine were also discovered, along with several unopened packages of what was believed to be marijuana. The authorities have reported that Singleton has been booked into a Cook County jail pending his extradition.
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In South Holland, He Also Had An Outstanding Warrant For Theft.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports that Singleton may be charged with several offenses, including resisting arrest, failing to identify himself, driving recklessly, and having marijuana possession. He will also be issued traffic tickets for his reckless driving.
Authorities in Chicago have made note of the fact that he may face charges for spitting on a police officer during his arrest.
Neither the Uber driver nor the police officer was hurt when their vehicle was hit by an SUV.
After receiving information about the suspects’ last known whereabouts, police in Chicago located the alleged driver in a marsh close to South Doty Avenue.
Elijah Singleton, 20, of South Holland, was named as the suspect by police.On the inside of the SUV, police discovered a magazine for a 10mm extended handgun containing 16 bullets.
Two unfired hollow-point live rounds from a.40-caliber magazine and several unopened packages of what was likely marijuana were also discovered in the car.According to the authorities, Singleton has been arrested and booked into a Cook County jail pending extradition.