Vehicle crashes into Chicago restaurant after armed carjacking, police pursuit

Three people, including a teenager, were arrested Sunday after crashing a stolen car into a restaurant and fleeing on foot in Chicago, according to Illinois State Police. 

State police said Sarleah M. Hickson, 19, Fredderick T. Jackson, 20, and a 16-year-old boy were charged with vehicular hijacking with a firearm and resisting arrest. 

According to state police, an automated license plate reader alerted authorities about a carjacking in Chicago just after 7 p.m. The car was spotted on southbound I-94 at 83rd Street, prompting troopers to initiate a traffic stop.


The car attempted to flee, but crashed into a restaurant located at 100 W. 87th Street in Chicago.

The three suspects attempted to flee on foot, but were taken into custody without incident after a brief pursuit, police said. 

A loaded gun was recovered from the scene, and all three suspects were turned over to the Chicago Police Department, according to police. 

"The Illinois State Police is proud to work alongside the Chicago Police Department to make our community a safer place. Our combined resources in conjunction with our increased patrol efforts are important steps toward curbing the violence in Chicago," stated ISP District Chicago Captain David Keltner.  

There is no further information at this time.