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Man faces charges, citations after police chase ends in crash

Updated: April 4, 2013 11:57PM



A Chicago man faces a slew of charges and citations after leading police on a car chase Tuesday night that ended only when he crashed a luxury car into the backyard of a South Chicago home, injuring himself and others.

Police said they arrested 25-year-old Fabias Shipman Jr. after the silver 2003 Jaguar plowed into a backyard in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue and came to a rest on its side after 11:30 p.m.

Shipman and two other male occupants of the vehicle were taken to area hospitals in serious condition, authorities said. A Chicago police officer in pursuit of Shipman’s Jaguar suffered a minor injury after he also crashed, police said.

Shipman, of the 8200 block of South Marquette Avenue, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and aggravated fleeing police -- both felonies -- as well as misdemeanor criminal damage to property, police said.

He also faces an additional 14 citations, ranging from lack of insurance and a drivers’ license, to blowing through a red light, police said.

The other two males in the car were not charged.

The chain of events was put in motion about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when police pulled the Jaguar over in the 7700 block of South Sangamon in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said.

When an officer approached the car, Shipman sped away, police said.

Police chased the vehicle for more than five miles, tearing southeast across the South Side, police said.

What caused the wreck remains unclear, but in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue the fleeing luxury car crashed into a backyard, landing on its side, police said.

The officer who was injured pursuing Shipman also crashed a police cruiser at the same location, police said.

Shipman was not scheduled to appear in court until he is released from the hospital, police said.



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