A woman in Chicago lost her life after a shootout with police because she reportedly got upset over a restaurant drive-thru being closed.
Police responded to Baba’s restaurant around 1 a.m. on Tuesday over reports of an armed woman causing a scene over the restaurant being closed, WGN-TV reports.
“She wanted service, even though they were closed. … She appeared to be very upset that she couldn’t receive service,” village spokesman Sean Howard told the Associated Press.
Police reports say they asked the 19-year-old woman and the man sitting in the passenger seat to get out of their vehicle. The man complied, but the woman reportedly did not.
After attempting to flee the scene, the woman allegedly drove off with one officer holding on after he tried to remove her car keys. That officer was injured after being dragged for at least a block.
He was halfway in the vehicle trying to remove her. That’s when she took off,” Howard said.
One officer struck the woman three times while she continued to drag the officer attached to the car. The woman’s car also crashed into a bike shop and damaged the front entrance. The owner of the shop lives upstairs and described the moment he felt the impact of the crash.
“It shook the house. I was surprised to see this much damage,” the owner said.
“The damage is pretty bad,” said Cameron Williams, manager of Accurate Board-Up and Glass, Inc. “She took out a couple of beams. Steal beams. There’s over $100,000 worth of damage in there.”
The woman died on the scene while the officers were hospitalized with the one who was dragged being “in very, very serious” condition, Howard said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the woman as 19-year-old Alexis C. Wilson, Chicago Sun-Times reports.
“This was unfortunate,” Howard said.