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For immediate release
October 18, 2018
Police Chief Tim Kristin
For Immediate Release October 18th, 2018
Oak Forest Police Officer Involved Shooting, Aggravated Vehicular Highjacking, Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer
On 10-18-2018 at 11:57 the Oak Forest Police Department was advised of an aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm which occurred in Orland Park IL. Oak Forest Officers observed the vehicle matching the description in the Orland Park incident traveling at a very high rate of speed east-bound 159th Street from Central Ave. Several other Oak Forest Police officers observed the vehicle at a high rate of speed continue E/B 159th. At 159th street and Cicero Ave, the vehicle attempted to turn N/B Cicero Ave and struck a pedestrian construction worker. The m/b late teens/early twenties offender then exited the stolen vehicle and fled on foot E/B 159th street with Oak Forest Police Officers in foot pursuit of the fleeing offender. At this time, the offender committed a second armed carjacking and officers on foot attempted to take the offender into custody. While attempting to the offender into custody, the offender struck the officer and ran over the officer with the vehicle. During this attempted arrest, the officer discharged his weapon towards the offender. The offender fled in the stolen white Mazda and was last seen by officer’s E/B 159th St from Pulaski Ave. and is still at large.
The pedestrian construction worker was taken Christ Advocate Hospital where he is currently in stable condition.
The Oak Forest Police Officer was taken to Palos Health and was treated for lower extremity injury and arm injury. The officer has since been released after treatment.
The Oak Forest Police and Orland Park Police are currently investigating.
Timothy J. Kristin
Chief of Police