Two juveniles were apprehended after a 50 mile police chase that started in Calumet City and ended in Wilmington on Wednesday.
Wilmington Police Chief Phil Arnold said a vehicle was allegedly hijacked by two 17-year-old males in Calumet City early Wednesday morning.
The 50 mile police chase ended when the suspects drove off the roadway in a residential neighborhood in Wilmington.
Arnold said the two men then fled on foot, entered a home and were shot at by the homeowner. A short time later, one of the teenagers was apprehended after hiding in the backyard of an adjacent home.
Arnold said the Will County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, eleven K9 teams from the area and a police helicopter assisted in the search of the second teenager, who was spotted hiding in a pole barn in unincorporated Wilmington around 10 a.m.
The two juveniles were arrested for home invasion, burglary, obstructing justice and fleeing and eluding police.
No injuries were reported during the incident and all Wilmington Schools were closed on Wednesday due to the manhunt.