Police surround Antioch home after crash, shot fired during traffic stop

SHARE Police surround Antioch home after crash, shot fired during traffic stop

Sun-Times file photo

Sun-Times file

Authorities have surrounded a house in north suburban Antioch after a driver rammed a police car and sped away from a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

Antioch police officers were called about a suspicious vehicle about 6:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Donin Road in Antioch, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.

A responding officer located the vehicle with a male and female inside, but the driver refused to stop when the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, Covelli said. The vehicle then rammed the police car before speeding away.

A witness also reported seeing “a long-barrel weapon pointed out of the passenger side window” of the vehicle and hearing a gunshot, Covelli said. No one was struck by gunfire and no injuries were reported in the crash.

The vehicle was later found outside a house in the 40500 bock of Route 83 in Antioch, according to Covelli. The single-family home is subdivided into multiple rentable units.

Lake County and Antioch police officers established a perimeter around the house and “have been actively attempting to communicate with the occupants,” Covelli said. Several residents who were not involved in the incident were escorted out of the home.

Authorities described the incident as an “active situation” Wednesday afternoon, but no further details were available.

The Latest
Despite horrible start, veterans say mindset about as good as it can be
Stunning and much-deserved, it’s the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the Chicago artist’s work.
Davidson said Saturday he expects the Hawks to begin ascending next season after this season’s meager 23-win effort. Coach Luke Richardson said Davidson told him he plans to be active in free agency this summer to help make that happen.
On Saturday, music-lovers visited local record stores for their favorites among more than 380 exclusive releases, including projects from Pearl Jam, David Bowie, the Beatles and Paramore.
The season ended the exact same way it did last season. The glaring difference this time: This season was over before the first half ended. Last year, at least they fought until the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter.