Around 8:08 pm tonight officers were chasing a vehicle near Latham. The suspect is armed and battery and disorderly, That was the initial charges. Started off in Machesney Park. The police chased the suspect awhile before the suspect vehicle crashed into a house and a vehicle near Church and Burton. The suspect is fleeing on foot. They are asking for a K-9 to assist. The suspect is a black male with dreadlocks wearing all dark clothing. They are searching for the suspect near Church and Burton. They have a perimeter setup. Still developing.
UPDATE: They located a gun in the vehicle. After searching for the suspect with the K-9 and a perimeter, the suspect was captured.
Note: A Rockford Scanner fan said at least one shot was fired. We can not yet confirm this.