CHICAGO (SCS) — A suspect involved in a carjacking who then beat up a bystander is in custody after a wild ride on Tuesday morning.
Chicago police say a 40-year-old woman was in her car parked on the 3500 block of South State Street this morning around 8:40 a.m. when a man entered from the passenger side, showed a gun and told him to get out.
The suspect was traveling north in his SUV when he then crashed the car into the 5100 block of S. Lakeshore Drive. According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), he got out of the car and attempted to flee.
According to CPD, he “beat a bystander,” a 26-year-old man who was later taken to University of Chicago Hospital “in fair condition.”
The suspect then attempted to hijack another car, but police say he was unsuccessful. He was taken into custody and taken to the University of Chicago Hospital for the injuries he sustained in the car accident.