Chicago man wanted in 2021 murder charged with aggravated battery to peace officer

Tony Haywood | Chicago police

A Chicago man has been arrested after fleeing from police Tuesday in South Shore.

Tony Haywood, 21, faces one felony count of aggravated battery to a peace officer, one felony count of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, one misdemeanor count of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer and one misdemeanor count of driving without a license. 

According to police, Haywood was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man on May 11, 2021 in the 8700 block of South State Street .


On Tuesday, officers observed Haywood in a vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

Haywood tried to flee and allegedly struck a parked vehicle before attempting to run away, police said.

He was then placed into custody and charged accordingly. 

Haywood is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.