Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stolen Auto Crashes into Cop Cars at Bloody Stabbing Scene, Then Drives Off

March 31, 2010 - Chicago, Uptown - A stolen car slammed into at least five Chicago police vehicles and more than eight parked cars near the scene of a stabbing on Wednesday night. Police had been chasing the car for at least 30 minutes before it turned off of N. Broadway onto W.Leland, proceeded west a couple of blocks, then turned north onto N. Magnolia. That's where the stolen car literally ran into a police investigation of an argument-turned-knifing. The fight, between two residents of the Carlton Apartments at 4626 N. Magnolia, happened just past 7:00 p.m. Police arrived around 7:30 p.m. At approximately 8:10 p.m., the stolen car entered the scene.

Police officers surrounded the stolen car and yelled at the driver to "put it in park." Instead, the driver sped forward and slammed into a squad car, then backed up, hitting more squad cars as well as cars parked along the curb. (Slideshow below.) Police surrounded the car again, but it then drove onto the sidewalk, down the block to W. Wilson, and escaped. The male driver, a woman passenger and two young children abandoned the car "on Montrose." There, a Lincoln Towing flatbed truck picked it up, apparently unaware that the car was being pursued by police. Within minutes of picking it up, police spotted the car on the truck and ordered the driver to deposit it at the intersection of W. Wilson and N. Clark.

UPDATE: See our own video at "Crazy Driver Slamming Into Cop Cars at Crime Scene."

The male stabbing victim was taken to Advocate llinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition with knife wounds to his neck.

For a full report see the report at Lake Effect News. Excerpts:

Two separate, unrelated incidents at the same crime scene left one man critically injured after he stabbed by another person following a verbal altercation, and several police and residents’ vehicles in shambles by a fleeing stolen car on the 4600 block of North Magnolia.

About an hour later, a driver of a ... stolen car turned northbound down Magnolia from Lawrence as police were processing the crime scene in front of the Carlton. The car crashed into several police squad and residents’ cars parked on the street as the driver fled from police.  [23rd District Commander Kathleen] Boehmer said that driver of the car that is believed to be stolen just happened on to drive up on to the earlier crime scene.

“Everyone started yelling,” the resident said. “The cops surrounded the car, some with flashlights, some with their guns drawn, and ordered the driver to put the car in park.”  More at Lake Effect News...

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