Charges have been filed in two North Side carjackings that police have linked to subsequent hijackings that resulted in two victims being shot, one fatally.
First, a 17-year-old boy is charged with carjacking a Lakeview woman of her red Audi A3 on the 1400 block of West Wolfram on November 23, according to police.
CPD said the teen was arrested at the juvenile detention center, which indicates he may have already been in custody for other matters.
Police said the boy was identified as the offender who put a gun to the woman’s back as she walked away from her car around 6:18 p.m. The victim was also robbed of her phone and wallet, a police spokesperson said at the time.
About six hours later, the woman’s car was used by a robbery crew that mugged a man in Logan Square. Shortly after that, two offenders used it in a botched carjacking that left another man shot in Bucktown. A surveillance camera recorded portions of that incident:
In the other case, 16-year-old former Lakeview High School student Denroy Garcia is charged with carjacking a 24-year-old man in Lincoln Park around 8:30 p.m. on December 13.
The victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a black Audi A3 on the 2600 block of North Lakeview when a gunman climbed into the driver’s seat, pointed a gun at him, and ordered him to get out, a police spokesperson said after the crime.
Eight days later, the Audi was used by a carjacking crew that shot and killed Shuai Guan in Bridgeport.
Garcia, who is charged as an adult with Guan’s murder, chased down and fatally shot the 33-year-old father because he could not figure out how to operate Guan’s car, prosecutors alleged.
He is being held without bail.