An 18-year-old with carjacking, armed robbery, and stolen motor vehicle cases pending in juvenile court pulled a gun on a woman when she caught him trying to steal her son’s car with an accomplice, prosecutors said. Both men are also on juvenile probation for felonies in Chicago.
The woman was awakened around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday by a car alarm sounding outside her West Side home. She looked out and realized the alarm was coming from her son’s car, so she grabbed his keys and went outside to turn it off.
Prosecutors said she discovered Jamal Moore, 18, in the driver’s seat of her son’s car, pounding on the steering column with a tool. Rashaad Walker, also 18, was allegedly standing nearby, pointing a gun at her.
She bolted back into her home and called 911 while the men ran away.
Police arrested Walker and Moore nearby about 30 minutes later after the woman allegedly identified them. Investigators found a window broken on her son’s car and damage to its steering column.
Prosecutors said Walker had a screwdriver in his pocket and Moore dropped a screwdriver as police put him into a squad car.
Moore was convicted in juvenile court of aggravated battery of a victim over the age of 60 in 2020 and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on June 30, prosecutors said. He is on probation for the gun case. He is now charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools in adult court.
But Walker has an even more extensive juvenile record, including robbery and aggravated battery adjudications from 2021. He’s on probation for the second case. And he’s still fighting three separate felony cases from last year in juvenile court: possessing a stolen motor vehicle, armed robbery, and carjacking, according to prosecutors.
Walker is now facing adult charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and possession of burglary tools.
Judge Barbara Dawkins ordered Moore to pay a $7,500 bail deposit to be released. Walker must pay $10,000. She said both men must go on electronic monitoring if they get out of jail.
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