Two Arrested After Report of Shots Fired on Lester Street

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Charges are pending against two men after police responded to a report of shots fired on Lester Street on Thursday, July 2.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Lester Street on July 2 shortly after 7:00 p.m. to investigate a report of a disturbance. While en route, SouthCom dispatch advised police that a male black subject wearing a red hat with a dark colored shirt was threatening another subject with a handgun and that shots had been fired. A security officer for the property located the offenders fleeing southbound on Lester Street and pursued the vehicle, assisted by Officer Morache. The security officer, Officer Darge, continued to call out his location as he followed the vehicle, heading East on Sauk Trail, passing Western Avenue toward South Chicago Heights.

Officer Darge related that the vehicle was traveling at approximately 90 mph.

Officer Morache caught up to the vehicle on Sauk Trail as it was approaching Chicago Road. As Officer Morache positioned his squad car behind the vehicle, the driver turned right into the Jewel parking lot and stopped.

Police took two men into custody.

According to witnesses at the scene, one of the men apprehended in the vehicle had exchanged words with a group of subjects standing near court H-12. The man had allegedly threatened to shoot the subjects, and produced a chrome-colored revolver which he allegedly pointed at the group of subjects, proceeding to pull the trigger several times causing the hammer to fall, making a clicking sound, according to police. The group of subjects laughed at him and began to walk in his direction. The man then allegedly pointed the revolver in the direction of the group of subjects and allegedly fired three rounds, according to police.

The man entered a car and fled the area at a high rate of speed, southbound on Lester Street, according to police.

Police recovered evidence from the vehicle. The incident has been turned over to the Detective Division for further investigation. Charges are pending.