CHICAGO (CBS) — Kiar Evans of Chicago been arrested and charged in federal court with carjacking after he allegedly took a vehicle at gunpoint near Garfield Park in Chicago late last week.
Evans 22, is charged with one count of carjacking in connection with the Thursday afternoon incident.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Evans approached the driver’s side window of a Nissan Altima at the intersection of West Congress Parkway and Independence Boulevard.READ MORE: Years After Promise Of $100,000 From State And Photo-Op Prop Check, AMVETS Post 14 In Clinton, Illinois Has Not Seen A Dime
Evans pointed a firearm at the Nissan’s driver and demanded that the driver exit the vehicle, the complaint states. The victim complied and Evans drove off.
Shortly after the carjacking, Evans was driving the stolen Nissan when he was involved in a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Harrison Street and Ogden Avenue, the complaint states. Chicago Police officers arrested Evans and discovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the Nissan.MORE NEWS: Some Residents Say A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Benefit Community, Others Say It Would Bring Unwelcome Traffic And Crowds
The carjacking charge is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.