Illinois State Police: Pedestrian injured after carjacking suspect crashes in Lincoln Park

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CHICAGO (WLS) — A pedestrian was injured after a vehicle wanted in connection with a carjacking on the West Side drove to Lincoln Park Sunday night, Illinois State Police said.

ISP said at about 11:15 p.m. they responded to a pursuit on the West Side of Chicago for a vehicle wanted in connection with a carjacking.

ISP said troopers used an Automatic License Plate Reader to locate a silver Toyota which had been stolen at about 7 p.m.

Troopers pursued the vehicle after it fled during an attempted traffic stop, police said.

Stop sticks were used in the area of Chicago Avenue and Pulaski Road, which flattened one of the car’s tires.

A trooper then used a PIT maneuver and the Toyota left the roadway in the 2300-block of North Halsted Street. A pedestrian jumped out of the way and onto a nearby fence and the Toyota crashed into the fence, police said.

The pedestrian suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital where they were treated and released, police said.

The suspect, 18-year-old Gambino Johns, was taken into custody and has been charged with four counts of aggravated fleeing to elude charges.

Chicago police is handling the carjacking investigation.

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