Two people were in custody after a man was shot to death in the Washington Park neighborhood this evening and suspects fleeing the scene caused a traffic crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
Officers patrolling the area either heard or saw a man shot in the 200 block of East 51st Street about 5:10 p.m., and followed suspects in a vehicle onto the Dan Ryan.
Christopher Thomas, 28, was pronounced dead where he was found about 7:50 p.m. He lived nearby, in the 5100 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
After police began their pursuit, the suspects are believed to have caused a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Illinois State Police were notified about 5:27 p.m. of a two-car crash in the northbound local lanes at 43rd Street that was related to the pursuit. No one suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.
After the crash, police were able to catch two people believed involved in the shooting at 43rd Street and Indiana Avenue