Prostitute carjacked client at gunpoint, crashed after fleeing Chicago cops at over 100 mph: prosecutors

CHICAGO — Prosecutors say a prostitute carjacked her customer at gunpoint and then sped away from Chicago cops at over 100 mph before crashing into another car and running from the scene. Court records show she was on pretrial release in another stolen car case but has failed to appear in court since being arrested in October.

Kiara “Ke Ke” Simmons, 22, of Hometown, “is a prostitute whom [the victim] knows from solicitations prior to this incident,” prosecutors wrote in a detention petition filed with Judge David Kelly. They said she met the 39-year-old victim in the 6900 block of South California on Saturday afternoon, February 24.

At some point, the petition said, Simmons took the keys to the man’s 2010 Subaru Forester at gunpoint and drove away in the car with another man.

Chicago police officers found the hijacked SUV, but Simmons allegedly sped onto a highway as the man in her passenger seat tossed a pistol from the vehicle. The cops terminated the pursuit due to “extreme danger” and recovered the handgun, prosecutors said.

Several hours later, CPD officers saw Simmons driving the Forester again. This time, she sped away from the cops and headed onto the Eisenhower Expressway “in excess of 100mph [sic]” according to the petition.

Kiara Simmons (Chicago Police Department)

She eventually crashed into another car near Western and Congress, injuring the 24-year-old man who was driving it, officials said. CPD’s helicopter saw Simmons and her male passenger run into a nearby building. Cops arrested them there.

Judge Kelly granted the state’s detention petition, noting that the carjacking victim identified Simmons as the person who pointed a gun at him and took his car.

She is charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, three counts of aggravated fleeing, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, and aggravated reckless driving.

The 22-year-old man who allegedly ran from the wrecked Forester was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing to a vehicle.

Court records show Simmons was charged last fall with burglary and possessing a stolen Kia in Midlothian. According to the court file, she was released from the station to await trial but failed to show up for court on November 27, November 29, January 18, and January 31.

Judges Jerome Barrido and Luciano Panici ordered the court clerk to send her postcard reminders after the first three court dates. Panici signed an arrest warrant when she didn’t show up on January 31, the court file says.

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