A motorist who allegedly pointed a gun at another driver in Forest Park Friday afternoon was apprehended in Rockford after leading several police departments on a two-hour, high-speed chase.
When a Forest Park officer tried to pull over a “suspicious” Dodge Charger this afternoon, its driver pulled a gun on a mother and her child, Forest Park Police Chief Jim Ryan told ABC 7 News.
The incident occurred on the 600 block of Harlem Ave, Det. Sgt. Mike Keating told the Forest Park Review.
The two men in the vehicle tried to elude several police departments over the span of two hours, but were arrested in Rockford when they were involved in an accident.
They tried, unsuccessfully, to flee on foot, but are now in custody.
Keating said that Forest Park Police pursued the fleeing suspects onto Interstate-290 until they reached the St. Charles Road intersection. The chase was captured in real-time by an ABC helicopter’s video feed.
Both the driver and the passenger are wanted by Forest Park police for aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon, ABC reported.
Neither Ryan nor Deputy Chief Tom Aftanas could be reached for comment.