Lake View Car Hijacker Wanted by Police
A suspect is wanted by police after carjacking three vehicles and fleeing a crash that left an 11-year-old boy dead. One of the vehicles was stolen from Lake View.
Rockie Douglas reportedly carjacked a vehicle in Lake View on Dec. 20. The theft occurred on the 800 block of W. Irving Park Rd. at 11:20 a.m. Douglas reportedly forcibly removed a victim from a Green Dodge Caravan and fled the scene.
The next day, on Dec. 21, officers attempted to stop Douglas in the stolen vehicle, but he fled and crashed into a car on the 5500 block of S. Halsted. The crash killed an 11-year-old boy and seriously injured the boys father.
A press release from CPD states that Douglas then exited the crashed car and stole another vehicle near the scene of the crash, but the second car soon broke down on a ramp on Interstate 294. A concerned driver attempted to help Douglas after the crash, but Douglas reportedly stole that driver's car.
Douglas is described as a 34-year-old white male. He's 6'03, 275 lbs and his last listed address was in Beach Park, IL.
Douglas, according to police reports, was last scene in a light blue 2007 Honda Accord fleeing westbound on Interstate 88. The Illinois license plate is X144777.
An alert from CPD warns that, in at least one of the carjackings, Douglas displayed a handgun. Anyone encountering him should use caution and call 911 immediately. Similarly, anyone with any information on Douglas should contact 911 or Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380 or Illinois State Police at 630-241-6800.