Man charged after firing gun, leading cops on chase that ended in crash

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A man is facing charges after shooting off a gun and leading officers on a chase Friday afternoon that ended in a crash in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Jack Hart, 21, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a FOID card, possession of cannabis greater than 30 grams and aggravated discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle, according to Chicago Police.

Jack Hart | Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Jack Hart | Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Officers saw Hart let off gunshots about 3:35 p.m. while standing near a white car in the 2100 block of South Keeler, police said.

Officers followed Hart, who sped away after the shooting and eventually crashed into a fence in the 2100 block of South Keeler, police said. Hart got out and ran but was arrested in the 4100 block of West 21st Place.

A weapon was recovered from the car, and three other vehicles were damaged from gunfire, police said. No injuries were reported.

Hart was held without bond at Cook County Jail, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. His next court date was set for Friday.

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