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Lake Shore Drive: Standoff with Georgia murder suspect Joseph Felton

Joseph Felton
Henry County Police

A Lake Shore Drive standoff involving police and Joseph Andrew Felton Jr. - who is wanted on a murder warrant in connection with the killing of his wife Sheray Latriest Felton - occurred in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Sheray Latriest Felton was found dead at her residence in Hampton, Georgia on Saturday, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Sunday.

Joseph Felton Jr., 43, is a former Chicago-area resident who was tagged by police from Harvey – a south suburb of Chicago – up to North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The chase began just before 12:30 in the afternoon on Sunday. The chase was on highways, interstates, and through the South Side of Chicago. In time, the chase ended up on South Lake Shore Drive when the vehicle that was being pursued crashed on the east side of North Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton Parkway. A standoff closed a portion of Lake Shore Drive for a lengthy amount of time, snarling traffic throughout the area. It is not known if the suspect was armed.

Police began looking for Felton when the Henry County Police Department notified Harvey police, giving them the vehicle’s registration number, GPS location, as well as information regarding the arrest warrant on the suspect. Authorities – who say there was only one person in the vehicle being pursued - have not been able to confirm that the person in the car is actually Felton. However, during the standoff, Felton reportedly spoke with his sister and told her that he was in the car.

One of Felton's sisters said he would have given himself up if a sister was allowed to see him close up, but police wouldn't allow anyone to approach the vehicle.

Felton has three siblings in the Chicago area. He moved to Atlanta about seven months ago with his wife.

UPDATE: At approximately 9:30 p.m., Felton was taken into custody. He is in a hospital, and his condition is unknown. Lake Shore Drive was closed for further investigation into the incident until morning.

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