Police have arrested 18-year-old Edmond Harris in connection with a January armed carjacking attempt that resulted in the victim being shot.
Harris, of the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard in Chicago, was charged April 27 with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated vehicular hijacking, which allegedly took place the morning of Jan. 20, according to the Oak Park police department.
The attempted carjacking occurred at 7:15 a.m., Jan. 20, when a man approached the victim as he was sitting inside his vehicle in the 1100 block of South Maple Avenue. The offender fired a handgun at the victim, striking him in his cheek, and then fled the scene in a black vehicle.
The victim, a Forest Park resident, was transported to Loyola University Medical Center, where he received treatment for his injuries, which were not life threatening, according to Oak Park spokesman David Powers.
At the time of his arrest for the Oak Park carjacking, Harris was awaiting trial on two charges unrelated to the Oak Park incident. He is scheduled to appear in court for those charges May 6.
Harris was previously arrested on March 24 by Chicago police for the armed carjacking of a 22-year-old man at a gas station in Lawndale on March 6. He was charged with one count of vehicular hijacking.
For his role in the Oak Park incident, Harris’s bail has been set at $500,000 with a court date scheduled May 14 in Maywood.
- Someone stole a purse from a vehicle, after breaking the vehicle’s front passenger window between 7:30 a.m. and 7:14 p.m., April 26 in the first block of West Erie Street. The estimated loss is $100.
- The cash register of Jiffy Lube, 215 S. Harlem Avenue, was taken after someone kicked in the rear door panel to break into the business between 10:10 a.m., April 26 and 6:50 a.m., April 27. Estimated loss is $200.
- Someone took about $105 in cash from an unlocked 2017 Volkswagen Touareg parked in the 1100 block of Clarence Avenue between 8 p.m., April 26 and 8 p.m., April 27.
Recovered stolen auto
- The 2007 Honda Civic reported stolen April 24 from the 200 block of Chicago Avenue was recovered unoccupied and without damage at 11:41 p.m., April 26 in the 4900 block of South Damon Avenue in Chicago.
- The 2017 Toyota Highlander reported stolen April 28 from the 500 block of Wesley Avenue was recovered in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue at 4:48 p.m., April 28.
- Someone took a package from the lobby of a building in the 600 block of South Boulevard between 3:47 p.m., April 18 and 7:30 p.m., April 19. The estimated loss is $334.49.
- A package containing clothing was taken from the exterior front landing of an apartment complex in the 900 block of North Austin Boulevard between 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., April 29. The estimated loss is $65.
- A package was taken from the front vestibule of a building in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., April 29. Estimated loss is $200.
- The catalytic converter was cut from a 2004 Toyota Prius parked in the back of a residence in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue between 8 p.m., April 28 and 11 a.m., April 29.
- The catalytic converter was cut from a 2008 Toyota Prius between 5:30 p.m., April 29 and 7:30 a.m., April 30 in the 300 block of Wisconsin Avenue.
- All four 18-inch tires and rims were removed from a 2020 Honda Civic parked in the 400 block of Home Avenue between 4 p.m., April 28 and 7:30 a.m., April 29.
Criminal damage to property
- A black gum tree belonging to the Park District of Oak Park sustained damage from what police suspect was a saw between 8 a.m., April 15 and 7:55 a.m., April 28 at Taylor Park in the 900 block of North Ridgeland Avenue.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports April 27 – May 2 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public’s help in making an arrest.
Compiled by Stacey Sheridan