Two carjacking suspects died after jumping into an Illinois river to escape officers following a police pursuit in Chicago
- Two suspects died after jumping into a river during a
police chasein Chicago.
- Authorities were pursuing the two as well as three others following reports of a carjacking.
Two people reportedly died after jumping into a river to escape officers during a police pursuit in Chicago, Illinois, over the weekend.
The incident occurred early Saturday morning just after 4:30 a.m. while authorities were chasing a white Rolls Royce following reports of an armed carjacking, the Chicago-Sun Times reported.
Illinois State Police said troopers and officers continued to track the vehicle until the five suspects parked and hopped into a black Infiniti, according to the report.
During the chase, the car eventually crashed, and authorities were able to arrest three people who have yet to be identified, the outlet reported.
According to NBC Chicago, the remaining two suspects leaped into the Little Calumet River to avoid getting taken into custody.
The Chicago Police Marine Unit arrived at the scene around 5:10 a.m. to search for the duo in the river and recovered their bodies, the report said. The suspects were transported to a local hospital and were pronounced dead as a result of their injuries.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that they were identified as 27-year-old Amos Gibson and 21-year-old Curtis Hicks by the local medical examiner. An investigation into the incident is underway.
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