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Man charged with leading police on chase from West Side to Indiana

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Ray East / photo from Chicago Police

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Updated: October 22, 2012 2:08PM

A South Side man was charged with leading police on a chase that started on the West Side and ended up in northwest Indiana, and left two police cars damaged along the way.

Ray East, 29, of the 4800 block of South St. Lawrence, was charged Monday with one felony count of aggravated fleeing police, according to News Affairs. He was also cited for disobeying a red signal stop and failing to stop at a stop sign.

Two other people who were arrested during the chase were released without charges, police said.

The incident started about 11:15 p.m. Saturday when Ogden District police officers saw suspects shooting from a vehicle near Ogden and Trumbull avenues, News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

Officers chased the shooters, who fled onto the Eisenhower Expy., Alfaro said. The chase eventually ended in Hammond, Ind., where police arrested three suspects.

During the chase, two squad cars crashed on the Eisenhower near Ashland, but no officers were hurt, according to police and Fire Department officials.

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