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Armed men charged after police chase

One possessed an AK-47, the other a handgun while fleeing in Oak Park, Forest Park

January 29th, 2019 2:07 PM

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Two men who were arrested, one in Oak Park the other in Forest Park, after a police chase through the city of Chicago, have been charged with committing numerous crimes, including unlawful use of a weapon, on the morning of Jan. 23.

Chicago police spokesman Howard Ludwig said in a telephone interview that Chicago residents Rubin Tart, 19, of the 4900 block of West Gladys Avenue, and Terrence Reed, 22, of the 3500 block of West Adams Street, were taken into custody around 8:27 a.m. on Jan. 23.

The two were arrested after Chicago police spotted their vehicle near South Pulaski Road and West Gladys Avenue. Police identified the four-door sedan Hyundai as a stolen vehicle and began pursuit, Ludwig said.

He said that the vehicle previously had been involved in an attempted armed robbery. The car chase ended in Oak Park when the stolen Hyundai became disabled. Earlier police reports noted that the stolen car had struck a fixed object after colliding with police vehicles. 

Reed and Tart fled on foot in separate directions. A home surveillance camera caught Tart, armed with a rifle, running past a home in the 800 block of South Maple Avenue in Oak Park. 

Ludwig said Reed, who was identified as the driver of the vehicle, was arrested in the 600 block of Marengo Avenue in Forest Park. A handgun with an extended-clip magazine was found in the driver's side of the vehicle, following the arrest, Ludwig said.

Tart was captured not far from the stolen vehicle and an AK-47 assault rifle was recovered a few feet from him, Ludwig said.

Tart was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and unlawful use of a weapon.

Reed was charged with aggravated fleeing, aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, three counts of aggravated assault of a police officer, two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, reckless driving and multiple traffic citations.

Contatc: tim@oakpark.com