A vehicular chase that began near South Elgin ended in a crash and shootout in Batavia, killing a K-9 dog and a suspected carjacker, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.
Residents were asked to avoid the area near the Batavia Walmart on Randall Road and Fabian Parkway, where roads have been blocked due to police investigations.
Police said they received a call about a carjacking in Aurora just before 2 p.m.
Kane County Sheriff’s Department agents spotted the vehicle in South Elgin near Randall Road and Silver Glen and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, officials said. Officers began chasing the vehicle after the driver refused, police said.
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said in a media update that the chase ended when the suspect got out of his car in Batavia and showed a handgun.
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the suspect had been on the run from officers from various other agencies several days earlier.
Police said a K-9 dog named Hudson was deployed at the time and bit the suspect, resulting in a “shootout” that attacked both K-9 and the suspect, police said. ing.
Both K-9 and the suspect were rushed to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The identity of the male suspect has not been released at this time, officials said.
Hudson, a Dutch Shepherd, was named after a longtime Illinois state trooper who died in the line of duty, police said.