15-year-old is charged with carjacking woman in Lakeview parking garage

Chicago — A 15-year-old boy has been charged with carjacking a woman inside a Lakeview parking garage on Tuesday evening, according to Chicago police. He is charged with vehicular hijacking.

The carjacking occurred on the top floor of a garage attached to Walmart Neighborhood Market, 2844 North Broadway, around 6:15 p.m.

While the Chicago Police Department issued a press release claiming the woman was unharmed, a report reviewed by CWB Chicago claims she was choked, knocked to the ground, kicked, and hit in the mouth. Officers also summoned an ambulance, but the report said she was not taken to a hospital.

The carjackers drove away with the woman’s blue Audi Q7, which police tracked to the area of 19th and Wood streets around 7:15 p.m. Chicago police said both carjackers were arrested at the scene, but charges have only been announced against the juvenile as of Wednesday morning.

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