Sunday, July 22, 2018

Wicker Park: Three Felons Charged With Carjacking Pregnant Woman

Carter (left); Gordon; and Liberty with a surveillance image from video of the Wicker Park carjacking. | CPD
Three convicted felons—two of whom have been out of the prison system for less than three weeks—are charged with committing an armed carjacking in Wicker Park on Friday morning, police said.

Dwayne Liberty, 21, Tyran Carter, 26, and 20-year-old Terronde Gordon were arrested in the 400 block of West 97th Street about three hours after the carjacking was reported, according to police.

Around 9:10 a.m. on Friday, the three men approached a couple in the 1700 block of North Wolcott and demanded their Range Rover at gunpoint. They forced the couple to lie on the ground and sped off in their vehicle, police said. The victims are both 33-years-old and the female is pregnant.

Officers arrested the three suspects as they ran from the scene of a hit-and-run accident on 97th Street, police said.

Prosecutors also charged the three men with carjacking a 27-year-old man in the 5100 block of South Cornell around 3:15 a.m. on Friday.

State records show that Gordon was paroled on December 7th after serving half of a two-year sentence for aggravated fleeing from police. Liberty completed a three-year sentence for burglary and possessing a stolen motor vehicle on June 28th. And Carter completed a three-year sentence for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon last Saturday.

Liberty and Gordon are each charged with felony aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and two felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm. Carter is charged with three counts of felony vehicular hijacking-firearm and three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm.

The three are due in bond court Sunday afternoon.

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