Joliet Police department releasing new details following a manhunt in Joliet Sunday night. On April 11, 2021 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Officers responded to the 1900 block of Heather Lane in reference to a report of a disturbance between drivers that occurred in the area of North Raynor Avenue and Black Road. Upon arrival, Officers determined that while the victim was in her vehicle at the intersection of North Raynor Avenue and Black Road, a suspect in another vehicle pointed a handgun at her and threatened to kill her. The suspect was described as a male black approximately 20 years of age. The suspect then left the area.
A short time later, Officers observed the suspect vehicle westbound Black Road near Addleman Street. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit was terminated due to safety reasons. The suspect vehicle was then located in the 500 block of Hudson Lane unoccupied. Officers and K9’s completed a search of the area for the suspect with negative results. The vehicle was towed from the area. This incident remains under investigation.
Joliet Police press release
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A scary Sunday night for residents in the Kearney Glen subdivision in Joliet. Residents received a notice by the Joliet Police Department to “stay in their home until you’re advised otherwise.” Joliet police searching for a man who flashed a firearm at someone at six corners at Black and Raynor. Officers located the vehicle a short time later near Black and River and a pursuit ensued but the man bailed from the vehicle into the Kearney Glen subdivision.
A perimeter was set up with multiple K9’s that searched the area but were not able to locate the male suspect. The car was towed from the area.