Harvey police chase ends in crash in Chicago

2014-03-16T21:00:00Z 2014-03-17T10:32:08Z Harvey police chase ends in crash in ChicagoThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 16, 2014 9:00 pm  • 

CHICAGO | A standoff on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive that lasted nearly nine hours Sunday ended with police taking a Georgia man into custody.

The incident started about 12:27 p.m. after Harvey police were contacted Sunday by the Henry County Police Department in Georgia, which is about 30 miles south of Atlanta, about a homicide suspect who was believed to be in the area, Harvey police said.

Harvey officers were given information about the man's whereabouts and a description of the car.

The man police were searching for was Joseph A. Felton Jr., 43, who is a suspect in the homicide of his wife Sheray L. Felton, according to a news release from the Henry County Police Department. Sheray Felton was found dead Sunday in Hampton, Ga., police said.

The suspect was last seen driving a black Chrysler 300 that had an Illinois license plate, Henry County police said. Officers warned the public to use caution because Felton had a history of violence.

The suspect fled from Harvey police Sunday afternoon and drove through multiple interstates from the south suburbs to Chicago, according to a news release from the Harvey Police Department.

Illinois State Police, the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Chicago Police Department were also involved in the chase. 

The chase ended at 1:10 p.m. after the man crashed near Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, Harvey police said. 

However, the man did not come out of the car until late Sunday. The standoff between police and the man closed sections of Lake Shore Drive for hours, clogging traffic in the area for much of Sunday. Joggers, walkers and cyclists were diverted from the area.

Chicago police had deemed the situation an "active barricade situation" on Sunday night with officers from area agencies responding on the scene.

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