The woman parked after getting some frozen yogurt but kept the engine running while listening to a mystery novel on tape and cleaning a smudge off the window of the black SUV she uses for a ride-sharing service.
She saw a young man cross the street and thought nothing of it. Within minutes, the woman would be pulled out and knocked down, her Dodge Journey stolen at gunpoint and one of the carjackers arrested after a dramatic shootout with Chicago police caught on camera Tuesday night.
“This city, it’s getting more and more violent every day,” the 57-year-old woman said the next day, shaken and sobbing as she recounted the attack. “I just don’t feel safe. It’s horrible.”
When she stepped out of the SUV, the man shoved a gun in her face. “B—-, give me your car,” he yelled. “He was right there — he had a gun on me. Then he grabbed me and said he’s going to kill me.”
A good Samaritan called 911. Police got there almost immediately, and she gave them a description of the two.
Police caught up with the SUV about 2 1/2 miles away in the 600 block of East 100th Place and tried to stop it. But the man behind the wheel stuck a gun out the window and fired shots at a squad car, grazing an officer in the left cheek.