CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Three men have been charged after an Auburn Gresham police chase ended with a crash that injured four people, including an elderly couple and a child, Tuesday afternoon.
The car took off about 12:15 p.m. after officers in a squad SUV tried to pull it over for a minor traffic offense in the 8300 block of South May, according to Chicago Police.
As the officers chased the car, it blew a red light and hit another vehicle at the intersection of 83rd Street and Racine, police said.
A 9-year-old boy and a 28-year-old woman walking nearby at the time of the collision were hurt. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital and the woman to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, both with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, police said.
The 69-year-old woman and 72-year-old man in the vehicle that was struck at the intersection were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
Officers found a weapon and drugs inside the car they had tried to pull over, and three men inside were arrested, police said.
Mizani Lallemand, 24, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated fleeing, both felonies, police said. He also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, less than 2.5 grams; and resisting a police officer.
Lallemand, who lives in the 3500 block of South Rhodes, has been ordered held at the Cook County Jail on a $150,000 bond, court records show. He is next scheduled to appear in court July 12.
Also charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of cannabis were 24-year-old Tremeil Burns, who lives in the 8200 block of South Langley; and 24-year-old Malcolm Cox of the 7300 block of South Oglesby, police said.