Boys, ages 15 and 17, carjacked on-duty Chicago cop, officials say

CHICAGO — Two boys, ages 15 and 17, have been charged with carjacking an on-duty Chicago police officer outside the city’s 311 call center headquarters

Each teen is charged with felony aggravated vehicular hijacking while armed with a firearm, according to a statement released by the Chicago Police Department.

While CPD has never revealed that the victim was an on-duty officer or that the carjacking occurred in the 311 center parking lot, CWBChicago confirmed those details through a police report, city employment records, and sources familiar with the incident.

The 37-year-old officer was sitting in his car in the lot at 2111 West Lexington when the teens approached the vehicle with handguns just before 9 p.m. Monday.

After being forced from his vehicle, the officer ran into the 311 building and alerted other officers. Meanwhile, the hijackers got into the cop’s car but could not operate it, so they ran away.

They didn’t get far. Cops arrested them in the 800 block of South Oakley, police said.

Officers assigned to the callback section at the 311 center are typically unable to work patrol duties due to illness, pregnancy, or because they are stripped of police powers pending a disciplinary investigation.

CPD did not release any other information about the accused teens because they are juveniles.

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