CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are looking for whoever is responsible for two carjackings on Chicago’s South Side – with deadly results.
Chicago Police News Affairs says officers were investigating a carjacking that took place at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday near 50th and Princeton.
Officer Veejay Zala says officers tried to pull over the vehicle when the driver sped off and hit a Chevy Suburban near 55th and Halsted.
The people in the Suburban – an adult male and 11-year-old male – were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where the boy was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police say the offender got out of the stolen car and took off in a second carjacked vehicle.
The accident victim was identified as Donovan Anthony Turnage, a fifth-grader at Morrill Math & Science School.
“He took our angel from us,” the boy’s mother, Annette Turnage, 51, said of the carjacker, in an interview with the Sun-Times.
Losing him just days before Christmas “is very painful,” she said. “He was looking forward to opening his presents on Christmas.”
Donovan’s older brother, 20, also was in his family’s Chevrolet Suburban, and so was their father. They were on their way to get haircuts, Turnage said as family and friends gathered Saturday night at her home in Chicago Lawn.