Cops: Man runs down 3 relatives with car, killing his father

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 19-year-old man intentionally struck three of his relatives with a car in the West Side Austin neighborhood early Sunday, leaving his father dead, police said.

The domestic fight started outside about 11:15 p.m. in the 5400 block of West Kamerling, according to Chicago Police.

The 19-year-old drove away and hit three of his family members with the car as he did so, police said.

One of them, 39-year-old Terrell Peters, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where died less than an hour later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt force injuries, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Peters lived in the 500 block of West 66th Street. A police source said he was the 19-year-old’s father.

The other relatives, a 37-year-old man and 41-year-old woman, were taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where their conditions were stabilized, police said.

Area North detectives have launched a homicide investigation. The 19-year-old man was not in custody Monday morning.

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