HARRISBURG – A woman and two juveniles were involved in an early Friday morning shooting and pursuit in Harrisburg.
According to the Harrisburg Police Department’s Facebook page, just after 2 a.m. Saline County Central Dispatch received several 911 calls reporting shots fired in the 100 block of South Shaw Street.
As patrol units were responding to the area, officers encountered a red pickup truck leaving the area traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to conduct an investigative stop on the vehicle and it refused to stop, leading officers on a pursuit. Officers pursued the vehicle out into Saline County where the truck turned down a dead end road. Officers boxed the vehicle in and conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle. One adult female and two juvenile males were taken into custody without incident.
While those officers pursued the suspect vehicle, other officers responded to area of the 100 block of South Shaw St. and identified a home as the target of the shooting. While the home did sustain damage from the gunfire, no one was injured.
The adult driver of the red pickup truck was identified as Faleasha D. Frayser. During a search of the vehicle, officers located two 9mm handguns. After further investigation, officers determined that the red pickup truck Frayser was driving, was stolen overnight from a home in Harrisburg.
Frayser has been informally charged with Possession of a Stolen/Converted Vehicle, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Police, Endangering the Life/Health of a Child, Reckless Conduct, and Theft.
The two male juveniles were detained at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center on various charges related to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.
The Harrisburg Police Department was assisted by the Saline County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois State Police.