2 dead in Little Calumet River after carjacking leads to Bishop Ford Freeway police chase

State troopers and Chicago police pursued the car after being notified of an armed carjacking involving the vehicle in the 18th District, according to state police.

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A police chase spurred by a carjacking on the Near North Side ended with two suspects dead in a river on the Far South Side early Saturday, authorities said.

Three others were in custody following the pursuit of the stolen vehicle on the Bishop Ford Freeway near Lansing, according to Illinois State Police.

State troopers and Chicago police went after a white Rolls Royce about 4:40 a.m. after being notified of an armed carjacking in the 18th District, which runs from the Chicago River north to Lincoln Park, state police said.

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Troopers followed the vehicle to 173rd Street and Torrence Avenue in south suburban Lansing, where the car was parked and five people got into a black Infiniti, state police said.

The chase continued, but ended soon after when the vehicle crashed at 127th Street and Indiana Avenue on the city’s Far South border.

Three people were taken into custody, but two jumped into the Little Calumet River, state police said.

Chicago police deployed a marine unit about 5:10 a.m. to search for them, officials said. Two men were recovered shortly after, taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified them as Curtis Hicks, 21, and Amos Gibson, 27.

The investigation was ongoing Saturday.

State police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact investigators at (847) 294-4400 or ISP.crimetips@illinois.gov. Tips can be submitted anonymously.

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