16 years for man who got shot while trying to carjack an off-duty Chicago cop

CHICAGO — The man who got shot when he tried to carjack an off-duty Chicago police officer in 2022 while on bail for driving another hijacked car has been handed a 16-year prison sentence.

Kendrick Anderson, 19, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and possessing a stolen motor vehicle before Judge Peggy Chiampas on Friday, according to court records. She sentenced him to 16 years for trying to carjack the cop and three years for driving the stolen car. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Anderson was first arrested on August 2, 2022, when Chicago police surveillance officers saw him slide behind the wheel of a recently carjacked vehicle in the 5100 block of South Paulina.

The officers tried to pull him over, but he reversed down the street at high speed, crashed into a parked car, flipped the hijacked vehicle over, and slammed into a CPD squad car, according to prosecutors.

Cops arrested Anderson as he tried to climb out of the wreckage.

He posted a $9,000 bail deposit and went home to await trial. He wasn’t out for long.

Just after 6 p.m. on October 18, 2022, an off-duty Chicago police officer was sorting paperwork while standing outside her SUV in the 8800 block of South Constance when Anderson and two accomplices rolled up and boxed her in.

Kendrick Anderson (Chicago Police Department)

One of the accomplices pointed a gun at the officer’s chest and demanded her property as Anderson patted her down, prosecutors said. Anderson tried to enter the driver’s seat of the woman’s SUV, and one of the other offenders took her purse, prosecutors said.

The off-duty officer managed to create some distance between herself and the robbers, then drew her gun and fired. She shot Anderson in the leg. One of the other robbers fired toward the officer as they ran away.

Prosecutors said the other two robbers dropped Anderson off at Trinity Hospital and drove away. He was only wearing one boot when he entered the emergency room. His other shoe was found at the crime scene.

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