Three Juveniles in Custody, One Gun Recovered After Brief Chase

Shortly after 2 PM, sheriff’s deputies located a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Chicago near N Stadium Dr and Armour Rd in Bourbonnais. Two of the three occupants in the vehicle immediately fled on
foot while the other was taken into custody in the vehicle. After a brief foot pursuit where sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force, the Bourbonnais Police Department and the Bradley Police Department, the two subjects that had fled on foot were also apprehended.

During the pursuit, a sheriff’s deputy observed one of fleeing suspects holding his waistband and subsequently located a firearm at the time of the arrest.

It was determined that all three suspects are juveniles. The case was turned over to the Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force for processing.

“I commend each of the officers involved for their proactive policing efforts that resulted in the arrest of these three,” said Sheriff Mike Downey. “Furthermore, I applaud each of the assisting agencies, as well as the Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force, for their joint agency collaboration in such short notice. I am grateful no one was injured or killed in such a dangerous situation, particularly with a juvenile in possession of a firearm during a foot pursuit.”

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