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Man arrested after allegedly shooting at cops in Lyons

Ricardo Soto, 24, was first pulled over for excessive speeding as he drove down Ogden Avenue between White Street and Leland Street, police said.

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Ricardo Soto allegedly shot at police June 25, 2019 in Lyons
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A man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly shot at police in west suburban Lyons.

About 5:45 p.m., Lyons police pulled over Ricardo Soto, 24, for excessive speeding as he drove down Ogden Avenue between White Street and Leland Street, Lyons police spokesman Ray Hanania said.

Ricardo Soto
Ricardo Soto
Ray Hanania

Soto allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and began shooting at police, then got back into the vehicle and drove off, Hanania said. He eventually abandoned the vehicle in the 8000 block of 42nd Street and ran away on foot.

Two passengers who also tried to run, one male and one female, were immediately arrested, Hanania said. Soto was not caught until 7 p.m., when police found him near the 7800 block of West Ogden Avenue.

No one was injured in the incident, Hanania said. Information about charges was not immediately available.