Austin man charged after leading cops on chase

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Desmond Henry | Chicago Police photo

A West Side man is facing a litany of charges after leading Chicago Police on a chase Tuesday evening.

Officers tried to stop 25-year-old Desmond Henry’s vehicle during an investigation at Polk and California about 5:15 p.m., according to police.

Henry led police on a chase to an apartment in the 200 block of North Central. He ran inside and was arrested, police said.

No injuries were reported, police said. A handgun and small bags of heroin and cannabis were found in the apartment, police said.

Henry, of the 100 block of North Laporte Avenue, faces multiple felony counts, including four counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon; one count of aggravated fleeing; one count of possession of a controlled substance; one count of manufacturing/dealing cannabis; two counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle of a peace officer. He also was cited for numerous traffic violations.

On Tuesday night, police said the chase was related to a homicide investigation being conducted by Area North detectives and the Gang Investigations Section.

Henry appeared in court on Wednesday, and Judge James Brown set his bail at $500,000.

Contributing: Rummana Hussain

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