COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — The man accused of trying to kill a Chicago Police officer with a car has an extensive juvenile record for burglary and gun cases, prosecutors said Friday.
Kayin Wise, 18, is charged with attempted murder, possession of a stolen car, aggravated battery of a peace officer, fleeing from police and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
He was slated to appear in bond court Friday, but remained hospitalized in serious condition for gunshot wounds sustained in the Wednesday morning incident, according to court testimony.
Wise turned 18 just 10 days ago, Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Carlson said in court.
As a juvenile, Wise had convictions for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault, prosecutors said. In one incident, Wise threatened to pistol-whip his girlfriend, according to Taczy. Wise has multiple additional juvenile arrests and has a pending juvenile burglary case.
Police tried to talk to Wise about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday when they spotted him in a stolen car in the 1600 block of North Le Claire Avenue, officials said. Wise reportedly drove down an alley, hitting a car.
Officers walked up to Wise and told him to get out of the car, police said, but Wise instead rammed into another car — pinning an officer between the two vehicles.
The officer, whose leg was seriously injured, fired multiple shots at Wise, wounding him, police said.
Wise, of the 4900 block of West Concord Place, was still a patient at Mount Sinai Hospital on Wednesday. His defense attorney said Wise may never regain use of his right arm.
The incident was the third time in less than four days that a Chicago Police officer had been hit by a car while working.