CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a Chicago man following a string of carjackings and shootings that rocked the city’s North Side on Thursday.
Earrious Moore, 23, is charged with attempted carjacking for a single incident in the 1400 block of North Lake Shore Drive on Thursday evening. He is not charged in any other attacks. Prosecutors did note in a news release Saturday that an investigation is ongoing.
Prosecutors allege Moore shot a man in a Mercedes-Benz he tried to carjack at gunpoint in the 1400 block of North Lake Shore Drive on Thursday. The man who was shot was taken to a hospital. Moore fled into the lobby of a nearby building, where he was arrested by Chicago police officers.
Moore is slated to appear in federal court Monday. If convicted of the single charge, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
The Gold Coast carjacking for which Moore is charged was the last in a string of attacks Thursday. They all started about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when someone carjacked an undercover Chicago police officer in the 600 block of West Chicago Avenue. The suspect fled in the woman’s car and eventually drove toward Lake Shore Drive. The officer was not injured.
The suspect then drove toward Chicago and Larrabee, where he tried to carjack a 37-year-old man in a black Nissan. The man was shot in his arm.
The crime spree continued near the 1400 block of Inner Drive. The suspect dumped the car that belonged to the undercover officer, then ran away and carjacked a Jeep. The offender then drove on Inner Lake Shore Drive, abandoned the Jeep and then shot an 84-year-old man in a Mercedes. That final incident is the one for which Moore is charged.
It is not clear why he was only charged in one case.