CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed after resisting a carjacking in the city’s Noble Square neighborhood.
The victim was a 28-year-old from Vernon Hills. He had just dropped off his girlfriend when he was then shot and killed in an attempted carjacking in Chicago.
You can see a bullethole in the driver’s side window of the Infiniti, neighbors said. Police say a male jumped out of a white vehicle and tried to pull off the carjacking. But, Jesus De La O-Jimenez refused to give up his car and lost his life.
All of this happened around 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Greenview in the Noble Square neighborhood.
Jimenez was fatally hit in the torso. He attempted to drive away but crashed into a parked car, pushing that car into a wall.
The owner of the damaged car and people who live in the area are struggling with what happened Thursday.
“That could have been anyone, could have been me walking to my car, that’s really bad and unfortunate,” said Scott Morganegg, owner of the damaged vehicle.
“We sat here saying prayers while they were taking the body away it’s crazy… I’ve always felt safe this is literally too close to home,” said Amanda Marshall, a Noble Square resident.
Police are still searching and asking for any information that could lead them to the people involved.