CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people have been charged after a stolen Jeep struck and killed a man sitting at a bus shelter Sunday morning in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood.
Michael Jordan, 27, was waiting for a bus at the corner of 99th and Van Vlissingen around 11:40 a.m. Sunday, when a white Jeep Cherokee plowed into the bus shelter, killing him.READ MORE: 2 Killed Including 7-Year-Old Girl, 20 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
Police said the Jeep had been reported stolen a short time earlier near 101st and Crandon, and when officers spotted it, the SUV sped away. The driver lost control and smashed into the bus shelter at 99th and Van Vlissingen.
Police said the driver was arrested after a short foot chase. Two passengers in the Jeep also were arrested.READ MORE: 4 People Injured In 3 Separate Shootings Within Blocks In Humboldt Park Neighborhood
Leon Hearon, 30, has been charged with one felony count of reckless homicide and one felony count of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. He also has been charged with misdemeanor counts of driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, and obstructing identification.
Hearon, who was convicted of criminal sexual assault as a juvenile, has a lengthy criminal record, including violating conditions of the sex offender registry, violating conditions of electronic monitoring and auto theft.
The two passengers – 48-year-old Riley Holmes III and 32-year-old Sasha Viverette – both were charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicle.MORE NEWS: 7-Year-Old Girl Killed, Father Injured In Shooting At McDonald's Drive-Thru In Lawndale
Hearon was due to appear for a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon. Viverette and Holmes were due to appear in court on Aug. 12.