A 14-year-old boy was charged Thursday with carjacking an off-duty Chicago police officer at gunpoint this week. The teen, who was already on an electronic monitoring bracelet for other alleged crimes, is also charged with seven other robberies and carjackings this month and in July 2020, according to CPD.
Police arrested the boy around 3 p.m. Wednesday following a foot chase in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.
Among the cases he is charged with is Tuesday evening’s armed carjacking of an off-duty cop in the Kenwood neighborhood. The cop had just stepped out of her Lexus RX350 when four males got out of a red hatchback and took her vehicle, phone, purse, and gun around 9:30 p.m., police said.
All four of the offenders displayed weapons, according to police. CPD did not reveal that the woman is a Chicago cop, but police radio frequencies repeatedly broadcast details about the hijacking and said the victim was an off-duty officer. Police found the Lexus abandoned later Tuesday night.
The other seven robberies and carjackings that police linked to the teen were all committed on the city’s South Side.
He is charged with five counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm; two counts of aggravated armed robbery with a firearm; and one count each of unlawful use of a weapon, robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and receiving-possessing a stolen motor vehicle, police said.
No further information was available about the teen, including why he was already on electronic monitoring, because he is charged as a juvenile.