Thursday, December 6, 2012

Teen Wounded Carjacking Chicago Cop

Boy, 15, Wounded Trying To Carjack Chicago State Police Officer
Re-printed from a story at WGN on Month Dayth 2012

A 15-year-old is shot and 17-year-old Kurtis Flowers is arrested while trying to carjack an off duty police officer.

A 15-year-old boy, who has not been identified, was shot and wounded after he and another teen used Twitter to lure an off-duty Chicago State University police officer to the South Side and then tried to carjack his SUV, police said.

The teens had arranged to meet the 37-year-old officer around 5 p.m. Monday December 4th 2012 in the 2200 block of East 87th Street to sell him a new iPhone, according to a police report.

When the officer and a 17-year-old boy pulled up in a 2001 gray Toyota Sequoia, the 15-year-old pulled out a gun and shouted, "Give me everything or I’ll blow it up!" police said.

The 15-year-old then ordered the officer to give him the keys to the SUV as a 17-year-old, Kurtis Flowers, acted as lookout, the report said. Flowers was ordered held in lieu of $275,000 bail in a Cook County Bond Court hearing, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office.

The officer identified himself and fired his gun, hitting the 15-year-old as the teens fled the scene with $150 and an iPhone they stole, the report said.

The wounded teen was anonymously dropped off at Advocate Trinity Hospital. As he was being treated, authorities found a white iPhone 4 that was taken from the passenger and the $150, the police report said.

The 15-year-old was placed under arrest and transferred to Stroger Hospital. After his release, he was placed in a lineup and identified by the victims, the report said.

Flowers was identified as a suspect and arrested as he tried to hide on a front porch in the 8700 block of South Crandon Avenue, police said.

Both teens have been charged with felony armed robbery, according to Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

WGN, Teen Wounded Trying To Carjack Chicago Cop
Chicago Tribune, Cops: Boy, 15, wounded trying to carjack Chicago State police officer