Last week’s carjacking in Bucktown that ended when one of the offenders shot one of the victims’ family members who came to their aid was captured on video.
CWBChicago secured surveillance video of the crime last week, but we withheld it because one of the victims told neighbors in a Facebook group that giving the video to media outlets would hamper the police investigation.
But, the woman and her husband gave an on-camera TV news interview Wednesday night, so there’s no reason for us to sit on it any longer.
The woman said the armed hijacking attempt took place just after midnight on November 24 as she arrived home after picking up her daughter at Midway airport.
She pulled up in the alley behind her home in the 1800 block of North Marshfield and popped the trunk of her Porsche so the daughter could retrieve her bags, she said.
But that’s when everything went south: A group of offenders pulled up behind the Porsche in a recently-carjacked Audi.
They grabbed her daughter and held the daughter at gunpoint, she said. They then pulled the woman from the car and ordered the two victims to get on the ground.
“I was concerned they were going to hurt us, so I wasn’t inclined to do this,” the woman said. She had already given the men her keys, wallet, purse, and phone.
That’s when the woman’s husband came running out of the house. One of the carjackers panicked and shot him as he tried to climb over the family’s rear fence, she said.
After the shooting, both carjackers returned to the red Audi, which sped from the scene. The husband, age 52, suffered a gunshot wound to his arm and was scheduled to have surgery last week.
In her Facebook post, the shooting victim’s wife thanked neighbors for an “overwhelming” outpouring of support that she and her family have received since the crime.
Police have not made any arrests in the case. Area Three detectives are investigating.