Van flips over near Nagle and Carmen; police investigate whether driver was connected to murder


A man who was being investigated in connection with a murder was placed into custody at about 8:40 a.m. Friday, April 17, after he fled from police and crashed and flipped over his van into a back yard of a home at Carmen and Nagle avenues, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.

Police said that the man fled from officers east on Carmen at high speed that resulted in two vehicles striking each other at Natchez and Carmen avenues. The man drove east on Carmen and struck a vehicle at Nagle and flipped onto its roof in a yard on Carmen, police said. The driver of the vehicle that the van struck was treated for an ankle injury at a nearby hospital, according to police.

The man from the van fled on foot until police apprehended him and he was treated at Lutheran General Hospital for a broken arm, police said.

The man is wanted for questioning  in connection to a homicide that happened at about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the alley of the 5200 block of West Fullerton Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police. No charges have been filed as of Friday in connection with the incident.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired and discovered a 25-year-old man who was deceased from wounds to his wrist, abdomen and head, according to police.

(Photos by Cyryl Jakubowski)