Carjacker, 17, killed victim at Chicago gas station, prosecutors say (video)

Chicago — A 17-year-old boy is charged with murdering a man during a carjacking attempt at an Englewood gas station on Tuesday evening, Chicago police said.

Surveillance video from the service station at 63rd and Racine, acquired by Chicago Contrarian, showed two gunmen emerge from a vehicle next to the victims’ car with a handgun and a rifle around 2:36 a.m. The gunmen approach the victims, and one offender opens the driver’s door before a hail of gunfire breaks out, killing the 45-year-old driver.

As the passenger runs from the scene, the offender, armed with a rifle, opens fire on him before returning to the getaway car. Police said the second victim, 35, was in fair condition with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The 17-year-old was dropped off at St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper right shoulder about 20 minutes after the hijacking attempt, according to a source. Investigators later connected him to the murder.

He is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, attempted vehicular hijacking by discharging a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and first-degree murder during the commission of a forcible felony.

You can read more about the state’s allegations against the teen in our newly-posted report about his bail hearing.

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