AP NEWS
Related topics

Parolee charged after Chicago officer dragged by minivan

March 8, 2018

This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Paris McKinley, Summit, Ill., who was charged after a Chicago police officer was dragged by a minivan for several blocks following a traffic stop. Police announced charges Thursday, March 8, 2018, against McKinley including aggravated fleeing, armed violence and being a parolee in possession of a weapon. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — A parolee has been charged after a Chicago police officer was dragged by a minivan for several blocks following a traffic stop.

Police announced charges Thursday against 26-year-old Paris McKinley of Summit, including aggravated fleeing, armed violence and being a parolee in possession of a weapon. McKinley was arrested this week after police say he fled the traffic stop and crashed.

It wasn’t immediately known whether he currently has a lawyer. Police say he had three prior convictions.

Police say officers in a marked squad car stopped the minivan in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood early Tuesday and a gun was spotted on the floor of the backseat. Police say McKinley drove away and crashed. He was captured following a foot chase.

The officer had what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

AP RADIO
Update hourly