Homicide

Chicago police capture murder convict who escaped eastern Illinois jail, say he was armed

  • FILE - In this photo taken Feb. 27, 2015, Kamron T. Taylor, sits in a Kankakee County courtroom in Kankakee, Ill., after being convicted of murder.  Police in Chicago have arrested Taylor, a convicted murderer who escaped from an eastern Illinois jail and spent nearly three days on the run. Chicago police officers arrested Taylor late Friday, April 3, 2015, night after a foot chase. Taylor was found with a handgun. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)

    FILE - In this photo taken Feb. 27, 2015, Kamron T. Taylor, sits in a Kankakee County courtroom in Kankakee, Ill., after being convicted of murder. Police in Chicago have arrested Taylor, a convicted murderer who escaped from an eastern Illinois jail and spent nearly three days on the run. Chicago police officers arrested Taylor late Friday, April 3, 2015, night after a foot chase. Taylor was found with a handgun. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provide by  Kankakee County Sheriff's Department shows Tonya Grant. Authorities have arrested Grant, the aunt of Kamron T. Taylor an eastern Illinois jail inmate,  on suspicion she helped aided his escape. Taylor, was captured Friday, April 3, 2015,  after a nearly three-day manhunt. He escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, where his aunt used to work as a guard. (AP Photo/ Kankakee County Sheriff's Department)

    This photo provide by Kankakee County Sheriff's Department shows Tonya Grant. Authorities have arrested Grant, the aunt of Kamron T. Taylor an eastern Illinois jail inmate, on suspicion she helped aided his escape. Taylor, was captured Friday, April 3, 2015, after a nearly three-day manhunt. He escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, where his aunt used to work as a guard. (AP Photo/ Kankakee County Sheriff's Department)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Chicago have arrested a convicted murderer who escaped from an eastern Illinois jail and spent nearly three days on the run.

Chicago police officers arrested Kamron T. Taylor late Friday night after a foot chase. Taylor was found with a handgun.

The Chicago Police Department says Taylor will be held on a gun charge until he is turned over to the Kankakee County Sheriff's Office.

Kankakee County Sheriff Timothy Bukowski told reporters Saturday that a tattoo on Taylor's neck helped identify him.

Taylor escaped before dawn Wednesday from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee after beating a guard unconscious, stealing his uniform and driving off in his SUV.

He was jailed there pending sentencing for shooting a man in the head during a robbery attempt.