An 11-year-old boy was arrested for a carjacking in Chicago and is considered a suspect in “several” other cases. The boy, who was not publicly identified, was busted on a felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters,
Let me say that again, because that stops the conscience. Our task force arrested an 11-year-old for a carjacking.
The boy — whom Brown characterized as a “prolific carjacker” — was arrested Friday in the Nov. 14 carjacking of a 48-year-old woman in a supermarket parking lot.
Brown added that the boy was arrested and charged with being in a stolen car two weeks earlier. He’ll be charged as a juvenile, but is being eyed in “several” other carjackings.
Chicago police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said,
The 11-year-old seems to be driving these carjackings, so he’s not just there, I guess, along for the ride with other individuals.