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South Loop Target Carjacker Caught In Atlanta, Officials Say

By David Matthews | March 10, 2017 1:25pm | Updated on March 13, 2017 8:49am
 A BMW was carjacked from the garage of this Target store at Clark and Roosevelt on Jan. 10. A suspect is now in custody.
A BMW was carjacked from the garage of this Target store at Clark and Roosevelt on Jan. 10. A suspect is now in custody.
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DOWNTOWN — A man suspected of carjacking a BMW in the parking garage of the South Loop Target is in custody in Atlanta, according to federal authorities and the neighborhood's alderman.

Carnell King is also accused of firing shots during a Jan. 10 crime spree that included at least one other carjacking.

Ed Farrell, supervisor of the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, said that federal authorities worked with the Chicago Police Department to determine that King was staying in the Atlanta area before arresting him Friday morning in Decatur, Ga.

The marshals on Friday apprehended King in connection to the carjacking two months ago at the South Loop Target at 1154 S. Clark St., Farrell said.

Farrell declined to comment further.

Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) first shared news of the arrest Friday afternoon. 

No one was hurt when King allegedly stole the white BMW on Jan. 10. He is suspected in two other "vehicular hijackings," as well, Dowell said. 

Chicago police said that the carjacking suspect took a silver Buick from another victim the same January day in North Lawndale.

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Dowell said the man will be brought back to Chicago for trial. 

Officer Jose Estrada, a Police Department spokesman, said the department had identified a suspect who is wanted on suspicion of the carjackings, but he declined to comment further.

A spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office did not immediately return a message seeking comment.