State Troopers Pursue Stolen BMW SUV, 15-Yr-Old Suspect Shot Near Chinatown Feeder Ramp


According to Illinois State Police, a trooper spotted a black BMW SUV on I-90/94 minutes after it had been reported stolen at gunpoint in Chicago on Saturday August 20, 2016 at about 6:50 p.m. After the trooper tried to stop the SUV, the driver took off and police pursued the SUV to the Chinatown feeder ramp, where it became stopped in traffic.

After troopers approached the BMW SUV, the driver of the SUV attempted to run over a trooper and the trooper then opened fire into the SUV, police said. The SUV then left the scene before it stopped at 11th and Wabash Avenue. Four people got out and fled on foot.

Three suspects were taken into custody but a fourth suspect escaped, but was found later seeking medical treatment for a gunshot wound at Stroger Hospital. The fourth suspect is a 15-year-old boy. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

GoPro video captured part of the encounter.

“I’m still shaking right now because I’ve never seen this, I’ve never witnessed such thing before. And I was panicking at the time,” said witness Mohammed Al Abdul-Salim, who captured the GoPro footage.

Al Abdul-Salim and Omar Al-Marmari were outside the Chinatown CTA Red Line stop when they saw the black BMW SUV pulled over on the street as officers approached with guns drawn. One of the men captured the video on his GoPro.

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