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3 facing charges after chase, crash in Kenwood

Pierre Green | Chicago Police

Three people are facing charges after a driver led police on a miles-long chase that ended in a crash late Monday near Lake Shore Drive in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood.

Pierre Green, 23, faces one felony count of aggravated fleeing, one misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property, and was issued multiple traffic violations, according to Chicago Police.

Kenneth Douglas, 22, faces one misdemeanor count of street gang contact; and a 17-year-old boy was charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

The pursuit started just before 10 p.m. Monday when Green drove away from officers responding to reports of shots fired near 75th and Lafayette, police said.

The officers and a police helicopter followed the vehicle until it crashed at 47th Street and Lake Shore Drive, police said.

The three suspects ran away, but were all caught, police said. A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Green, of the South Side Washington Park neighborhood, was ordered held at the Cook County Jail on a $250,000 bond, according to Cook County sheriff’s records. He is next scheduled to appear in court Friday.