Police say Jesus Rosas admitted to robbing several stores, initially because he wanted to impress a girl and then because he wanted to die by a cop's bullet when the girl rejected him. Christian Farr reports.
A 23-year-old Chicago man was charged Thursday in connection with nine robberies after police cornered him this week in a busy Bucktown intersection.
Jesus Rosas of the 10300 block of South Muskegon Avenue was charged with nine counts of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery following a string of hold-ups at about a dozen city stores and restaurants.
Rosas also was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of aggravated assault to a police officer with a motor vehicle.
Chicago police shot and arrested Rosas late Tuesday after he allegedly robbed a Subway restaurant then tried running over an officer.
Police said he robbed the Subway on the 800 block of North State Street just before midnight then took off in an SUV. Officers followed him through Wicker Park to the six-corner intersection of North, Milwaukee and Damen avenues where he crashed into a parked car outside a Walgreens.
When police surrounded his SUV, Rosas tried getting away by backing into a squad car, police said. He then started speeding toward an officer, who shot the man, police said.
The officer was not injured, and Rosas was taken to Stroger Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.