CHICAGO — Police have identified the man suspected in a series of weekend carjackings, one of which resulted in the death of an 11-year-old boy Saturday.
The man, Rockie Douglas, 34, is suspected in three carjackings this weekend, as well as a number of robberies and other crimes in Chicago and Wisconsin, police said.
The Chicago Police Department is working with the Illinois State Police, as well as federal and local agencies to find Douglas, who is described as 6-feet-3 and 275 pounds. Police say he may be driving a light blue 2007 four-door Honda Accord with Illinois license plate X144777.
Police said Douglas' spree began Friday morning, when he carjacked a driver in the 800 block of West Irving Park Road in Buena Park. He allegedly "forcibly removed" a driver from a green Dodge Caravan.
On Saturday around noon, officers saw the van on the South Side and attempted to pull it over. But Douglas sped away, ultimately crashing into a Chevrolet Suburban in the intersection of 55th and Halsted streets, killing 11-year-old Donovan Turnage. Donovan was in the SUV with his father and brother on their way to get Christmas haircuts.
After wrecking the van, Douglas hijacked another vehicle near the scene, this time brandishing a blue-steel handgun.
This vehicle broke down on an Interstate 294 ramp feeding westbound Interstate 88, police said. When a good Samaritan stopped to help Douglas, he stole that person's 2007 Honda Accord, police said.
Douglas, who displayed a blue-steel handgun in one of the carjackings, was last seen driving westbound on I-88.
Police ask anyone with information to call 911, or Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380, or the Illinois State Police at 630-241-6800.
Douglas' last listed address is in the 12700 block of Major Avenue in Beach Park in Lake County, police said.