CHICAGO (CBS) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with carjacking a woman Wednesday afternoon in the Wrightwood neighborhood.
Police said the boy was arrested around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 7700 block of South Seeley Avenue, after he was identified as one of the carjackers who stole a woman’s vehicle less than an hour earlier in the 7900 block of South Western Avenue.READ MORE: Simeon Career Academy Student Shot And Killed Just Blocks From School
The boy struck two vehicles while fleeing the scene, according to police. Officers recovered drugs and a gun while arresting him.READ MORE: Some Schools In Oswego Forced To Go Remote After Dozens Of Bus Drivers Call In Sick
The boy was charged with one felony count each of aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a controlled substance. He also faces misdemeanor counts of driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accidetn.MORE NEWS: 'Pure Magic' McHenry Mom Out Of COVID Coma, Meets Her Newborn Son
He is due to appear in Juvenile Court on Thursday.