DYER, Ind. (AP) - A
suspected car thief was shot to death and a pedestrian has been hospitalized
after a police chase that started in south suburban Chicago and ended in
northwestern Indiana early Thursday, authorities said.
The suspect was
fatally shot about 6 a.m. in the town of Dyer, Indiana, about 30 miles (50
kilometers) south of downtown Chicago, Lake County sheriff’s department
spokesman Mark Back said.
released information about the person who died or the circumstances of the
shooting, which is being investigated by Indiana State Police.
Police spokesman Capt. David Bursten said he has no additional details to
release about the shooting.
The stolen car with
a broken window on the passenger side can be seen in television footage just
off a road in a suburban area a few blocks east of the Indiana-Illinois
were chasing a suspected stolen car when that vehicle struck a pedestrian,
said Robert Kowalski, the police chief of Sauk Village, Illinois. The
pedestrian was taken to a hospital but Kowalski provided no details.
“It’s a shame
because it was an innocent bystander just out for a morning walk,” Kowalski
said. “The best time to walk around here is in the morning. It’s nice and
officers from nearby Crete, Illinois, broke off the chase to help the
pedestrian and Indiana police were notified by radio that the suspect’s car
was heading east.