Carjacked SUV nearly ends up in Lake Michigan after South Side crash

Carjacked SUV nearly ends up in Lake Michigan after South Side crash

CHICAGO (TOC) — A carjacked SUV crashed on DuSable Lake Shore Drive and almost ended up in Lake Michigan Tuesday morning, Chicago police mentioned.

The SUV was left hanging on the sting of the break wall close to 51st Road after police mentioned a girl was carjacked close to thirty fifth and State, the world between Gauranteed Charge Area and Chicago Police Dept. headquarters.

“I simply do not feel protected round this space as a result of I simply hear issues that occur and we at all times get alerts on our IIT e-mail about carjacks and stuff taking place,” IIT pupil Ayesha Qamer mentioned.

In response to police, the 40-year-old lady in that automobile complied with a carjacker’s calls for – at gunpoint – to get out of her automobile round 8:40 a.m. The suspect then drove north, finally leaping the park pathway.

“It’s one thing that’s a part of residing in right here day-to-day,” mentioned Elliot Delahaye.

Delahaye, who walks within the space to clear his thoughts, simply accomplished his first 12 months as a graduate pupil on the College of Chicago.

His pal, U of C graduate Dennis Shaoxiong Zheng, was gunned down outdoors their close by Hyde Park condominium constructing final November when somebody tried to steal his cellphone.

“He was the primary man I met in America,” Delahaye mentioned, “so these are issues I’d by no means think about may occur to me.”

Police mentioned that after the suspect ditched the automobile, the offender assaulted a 26-year-old man within the space after which tried to carjack one other sufferer. It was at that time, responding officers arrested the suspect.

To date this 12 months, CPD knowledge reveals there have been 790 carjackings throughout the town, up 4% from 758 for a similar interval final 12 months. Throughout the identical interval in 2020 there have been 484, and in 2019 simply 250 – which means carjackings have greater than tripled in three years.

“We stay in a socio-economic local weather the place that is one thing individuals really feel that that is the most suitable choice for them, to rob my pal, to carjack somebody and drive it into the lake,” Delahaye mentioned. “So I’ve sympathy for each side.”

No expenses have been filed towards the suspect but. The 26-year-old man who he allegedly assaulted after ditching the stolen automobile was additionally taken to U of C hospital in truthful situation.

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