5 teens charged in armed carjacking on Far North Side

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CHICAGO — Five teenagers have been charged in the armed carjacking of a woman early Thursday morning.

Police said the five male teenagers took a 47-year-old woman’s Lexus in the 5800 block of North Winthrop Avenue in Edgewater. One of the teens pointed a gun and demanded her vehicle, then took the keys out of her hand, got into the SUV and drove away.

Police spotted the vehicle on the Southeast Side and pursued it. The offenders were captured after hitting a dead-end at 55th Street and South Shore Drive.

Police recovered a weapon from inside the stolen Lexus.

The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Raynell Lanford of West Garfield Park,  18-year-old Javion Bush of Auburn Gresham neighborhood, 18-year-old Jamar Jarvis of South Shore and 19-year-old Jamaal Ashshaheed of Scottsdale. A 16-year-old was also charged; he is not being named because he is a minor.

The four adults were charged with carjacking with a gun. The minor was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle and aggravated use of a weapon.

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