One of three teenage boys charged with trying to steal a retired police officer’s running vehicle Friday evening in the Gold Coast was arrested again Sunday night in connection to another carjacking.
The 54-year-old retired officer was unloading his vehicle at 7:14 p.m. outside a hotel in the 300 block of East Ohio when a 15-year-old boy walked up to him and sat in the driver’s seat, according to Chicago Police. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is in the same block at 300 E. Ohio. [[472444523, C]]
The boy tried to drive off, but the officer jumped into the vehicle and called authorities, police said. The 15-year-old boy and two other boys — ages 14 and 17 — were taken into custody.
All three boys were charged with felony counts of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, vehicular hijacking and attempted aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, police said.
The 15- and 14-year-olds also face felony counts of aggravated battery in a public place, police said. In addition, the 15-year-old faces a felony charge of unlawful vehicular invasion.
CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the suspects used another stolen vehicle in the attempted carjacking, and detectives were processing that vehicle Saturday morning.
One of the teenage boys was arrested again Sunday night — less than 48 hours after being released — with a gun in another stolen car, Guglielmi said. The arrest happened in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.