A man wanted for homicide got away after leading police on a high-speed pursuit from Wisconsin that ended in a neighborhood in Zion Saturday evening, officials said.
The Kenosha County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department began pursuing a red Hyundai Sonata around 11 p.m. Saturday. The pursuit crossed the state line into Illinois traveling southbound on Green Bay Road before ending near Stonebridge Drive in Zion.
A man, who has an active homicide warrant, fled into the Stonebridge subdivision from the vehicle once it came to a stop, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.
Police officers began setting up a perimeter and canine units from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Zion Police Department responded to the scene.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office also sent almost a dozen sheriff’s deputies and the Pleasant Prairie and Zion police departments also sent officers to assist in the search.
Covelli said that both canine units attempted to track the man but he had already escaped the area.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has not returned requests for comment from Lake and McHenry County Scanner as of Sunday morning.